Exhibition: ‘Wilderness’ | 5.24.2019 | 6-9pm | Savannah, GA

Join SCAD BFA painting candidate Hannah Alsdorf as she presents WILDER-NESS: a solitary exhibition. Her recent paintings, photography, installation, and sculptural work will be on view for a two day exhibit. An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019 from 6:00-9:00pm followed by an informal artist talk on Saturday, May 25, at 1:00pm. Both events are free and open to the public.

Hannah Alsdorf
a Spirit of Fear, 8 in x 8 in, found material and
acrylic paint on cardboard, 2018

Wilderness is defined as a remote and inhospitable region abandoned, or undisturbed by human influence. Its derivative wilder, to perplex, or cause to lose one’s way, affirms nature’s curious duality to be both destructive and restorative.

Alsdorf’s own relationship with Wilderness has long been rooted in the familiar places, objects, and symbolism of her rearing in Upstate New York and Judeo-Christian faith. Its significance is found throughout the human experience: in the fear and deep longing for a boundless frontier where identity is formed through trial and reflection.

Her work draws on nostalgia, spirituality, and regionalism, examining their connections with meta-modernity and neo-Romanticism. She is currently investigating her own personal iconography within ironic, situational narratives, revealing the potential of the mundane and the habitual.

Hannah M. Alsdorf (b. 1993, Lake Placid, NY) is an interdisciplinary artist and poet.   She will be graduating with a B.F.A in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design spring 2019. She we will be relocating back to Upstate New York June 2019.

For more information about the artist: https://www.hannahalsdorf.com/

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