Hannah in front of her wall installation for Wrong Side of the Border at Slag Gallery, New York.
pottery has always been my counter balance in the studio. This week, I spent some time making a bunch of new hand built pieces. Unlike my paintings, my pottery is super low-key and functional.
A huge thanks to curator Emily Stamey of the Weatherspoon Museum of Art for driving all the way out to Asheville. Great discussion. Super smart curator.
The wonderful GreenHill Center for NC Art opens 7 Squared today. I'm proud to present some of my new work on paper from my latest series on the beauty and resilience of weeds. Thanks to curator Edie Carpenter and the GreenHill staff for all that they do to support and promote the arts in NC.
Having moved to a new city, and knowing that a big change is coming in my work, I'm trying to keep open to all the channels of inspiration. In this, the month of new resolutions, I'm declaring my winter goal: to make one pinch pot per day. A pinch pot is the humblest form in pottery - the first thing many beginners learn. But it takes a lifetime to perfect. So I will make one pinch pot per day. I'll explore the asymmetry, and the sculptural possibilities. In the spring or summer, I will post the results of my efforts. May all your resolutions bear fruit!
A big thanks to writer John O'Rourke for his feature on my show, Caring for Surfaces. It's a nice writeup - check it out.
Hannah Cole: Caring for Surfaces is on view at the George Sherman Union Sherman Gallery, 775 Commonwealth Ave., second floor, through Friday, December 18. The gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., closed Monday; free and open to the public.
Opening Friday November 6, 6-7:30 at Boston University, Sherman Gallery, Hannah Cole: Caring for Surfaces. A solo show of paintings, featuring a new series of hand-cut pieces.
November 6-December 18 at The Sherman Gallery, Boston University, 755 Commonwealth Ave, 2nd floor, Boston.
Hannah is represented by Slag Gallery, NYC. For information on any work in the show, please contact Irina Protopopescu at Slag Gallery, 919.977.1848.
Having done pottery for 19 years, I've heard the legend of western North Carolina pottery culture for all of that time. So the first thing I did when I got to Asheville was sign up for the Masters Series at Odyssey Ceramics. Here are some of the amazing artists I had the honor of watching.
Finished this painting today
Daughter Farrah painted this today. I wish I had painted it.
I painted a stack of her sweaters.
What I'm working on in the studio today