Hannah Plotke

Hannah Plotke

HANNAH PLOTKE

These recent works are about the idea of bedazzling something to death, the way a little girl holds a puppy too tightly. They are about a reverse elitism that is in cahoots with mainstream culture and makes the viewer complicit in their own kitchiness. The paintings contain facets and excerpts from my surroundings, dreams, memory and desires. I work guided by impulse and fidelity to initial impulse. I include figures and portraiture, pattern, objects and adornment, contemporary artifacts, clothing, jewelry, and artwork to create a quilt-like environment, a snapshot of a time and a place (or culmination of places) that is relevant to me; snapshots of a psychological, personal and visceral state of mind. The pattern serves as a way to talk about design, advertisement, and tapestry in a metaphorical sense, but it is also used to relay a feminist perspective that is important in my work.

 

ABOUT HANNAH
Born in Berkeley, CA, grew up in New Haven, CT. Recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Painting. Work in oil paint, and have worked in healing arts programs in hospitals, art centers and behavioral centers.

 

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