Kristine Hanson: Evidence of Things Unseen
curated by Shelby Corso
Exhibit dates: February 3 – March 18, 2023
Opening reception: Friday February 3, 5:00 – 8:00PM
Location: Gallery 1056
Evidence of Things Unseen, merges both black and white silver gelatin images with two- and three- dimensional mediums to expand the dialogue of the work. The convergence of dispirit elements; fiber arts, sculpture and black and white photography seen here is the origin of who Hanson is as an artist. To express her unique point of view, she has incorporated found objects and ephemera, as well as black and white photography into three-dimensional objects. The collected items are deconstructed to show the remnants of what remains, giving the viewer a range of tactile and two- dimensional objects to explore their own journey of memory and the human spirit.
Bio: Kristine Weilbacker Hanson is a photographer based in Mount Pleasant, SC. Born in 1961; she grew up in the suburbs of northern New Jersey and has lived in Washington, DC, New Mexico, North Carolina, Baltimore, Princeton, and North Charleston. She graduated from The George Washington University with a B.A. in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning. She has spent the bulk of her professional career over the last 35 years in developing and financing low-income housing, which has greatly influenced her vision of the built environment. Over the last 20 years, she has returned to making art, specifically through the traditional form of black and white and color photography. More recently, she has expanded the dialogue of her work by incorporating sculpture, fiber arts and the use of found items in the creation of three-dimensional objects.
“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” Gospel of St. Thomas