Heidi Hahn - Los Angeles Review of Books

Heidi Hahn

Burn Out in Shredded Heaven is the first solo exhibition in Los Angeles by New York-based artist and painter Heidi Hahn at Kohn Gallery. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Hahn creates introspective paintings that engage with the female body. Heidi Hahn’s work presented in Burn Out in Shredded Heaven, as noted by curator Diana Nawi, splits the difference between the imagistic and evocative qualities of painting, between its ability to construct narrative and its desire to evade language altogether. Her images relay iconically depicted female figures set against loosely rendered backgrounds that can suggest a real location—a city street, a subway, a bathroom, a bedroom—or give only a hint of site within what is an otherwise largely abstract surface. Heidi Hahn (b. 1982, Los Angeles, CA) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Hahn received her M.F.A. from Yale University in 2014, and her B.F.A. from Cooper Union in 2006. Hahn is an acting Professor of Painting and Drawing at Alfred University, NY, and has been the recipient of several awards, residencies, and fellowships, including the Jerome Foundation Grant, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Residency, Madison, ME; and the Fine Arts Work Center Residency, Provincetown, MA, among others.  The show runs until May 23, 2019.

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