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Hannah Chalew

MFA 2016

Paper Study #2

abaca, plant matter, 2015, 12"w x 36"h

My artwork explores the relationship between humans, nature and the dynamics of power that can shift between a culture and the environment over time. We have an innate desire to control and cultivate nature, but in our absence our built environment becomes a trellis for nature to overrun. In my work, I am searching for possibilities of collaboration and cross-pollination at the intersection of this tension. I am exploring how to record and concretize the fragile equilibrium between persistence and decay that all living things are subject to as our world cycles onward.


Hannah Chalew - Paper Study #2

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.