Hannah Cole Dahar

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Education
Rhode Island School Of Design, BFA
University of New Hampshire, MAT
Solo Shows
2012Exeter Fine Arts, "Artist of the Month Solo Show", Exeter, NH
Group Shows
2013Banks Gallery, New London, NH
Exhibitions
2015New Hampshire Insitute of Art, "Practice What you Teach",
Manchester, NH
New London Inn, "Artists of the Banks Gallery", New London, NH
2014Banks Gallery, New London, NH
2013Greenhouse Gallery, "Salon International 2013", San Antonio, TX
Lancaster County Art Association, Strasburg, PA
Banks Gallery, New London, NH
2012Wynne Fine Art, Chatham, MA
Portsmouth, NH
2010 - 2011Wynne Fine Art, Chatham, MA
P. Colantuono & Co. Fine Art & Jewelry Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
Greenhouse Gallery, "Salon International 2011", San Antonio, TX
Cambridge Art Association, "Northease Prize Show", Cambridge, MA
"Newport Arts Festival", Newport, RI
"Windham Fine Arts and Holiday Festival", Windham, NH
New Hampshire Institute of Art, "New England Biennial", Manchester, NH
Awards
20122nd Prize, "Lancaster County Art Association", Strasburg, PA
2011Best in Show, "Bar Harbor Arts Festival", Windham, NH
Commissions
2010Summer Edition, Front Cover, New Hampshire Bar Association

Artist's Statement

 With a young child in the house it became difficult to paint. Our son would climb onto my lap and zoom his toys through the dining room table where I set up a make shift studio. It became clear that he, his toys were telling a new story and this was a story to share.

“The Balancing Act” series is the story of how a child changes everything. Life becomes chaotic, surreal, frustrating and at the same time beautiful and magical and hysterically funny.

With great negotiation, bribery and other assorted tactics I “borrow” my son’s toys and combine them with objects around the house. Negotiations break down and progress halts as the toy in the painting becomes the most desirable in the house.

Still life reconstruction is needed. Perspective is thrown off. More bribery and negotiation is needed.

The story of each painting unfold with the day to day must do’s and want to do’s.

Each piece tells it’s own little tale with highly symbolic juxtapositions of objects and scale. They are all 12”X12” oil on panel representative of the limited and therefore preciousness of space and time and energy in a typical/atypical day.

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Blog Posts

 

 

artNEWS: Art at LaBelle Winery Tasting Room in Portsmouth, October 2017

 

 

artNEWS: Twenty Years of a Singular Vision, February 2017

 

 

artNEWS: Side By Side, November 2015

 

 

artTALK: Hannah Cole Dahar, June 2015