t. a. hahn’solo at the Mezzanine Gallery

The Delaware Division of the Arts’ Mezzanine Gallery presents 2022 DDOA Individual Artist Fellow t.…
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Mezzanine Gallery
Date
Thursday, December 1

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Date
Thursday, December 1

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Mezzanine Gallery
Carvel State Office Building,
820 N. French St., 2nd Floor,
Wilmington, DE 19801

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Delaware Division of the Arts
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The Delaware Division of the Arts’ Mezzanine Gallery presents 2022 DDOA Individual Artist Fellow t. a. hahn. This exhibit is entitled, t. a. hahn’solo at the Mezzanine Gallery, running December 1, 2022 to January 6, 2023. Guests are invited to attend a Meet-the-Artist Reception on Friday, December 2, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. This series of works, Peace Taking Flight, was inspired simply by a bird, Cedar Waxwing, “that visits the trees just outside our windows for only a few weeks each summer. Each sculpture/painting pays tribute to an example of our feathered friends.” Hahn’s love for the harmony of nature and the essence of wild birds in their natural habitat is revealed through abstract sculpture and oil painting. Oil painting has always generated a sense of peace for him, and when combined with live-edge and natural woods, this series has taken flight. This exhibit in the Mezzanine Gallery will display the full range of works in this series – small & large free-standing sculptures along with wall-reliefs, live-edge and dimensional woods, ‘found’ driftwood natural woods, and some are elevated with the use LED lighting for a subtle presence. Each piece hopefully will shine a little peace for the viewer’s experience.  After a four-decade career as a senior art and design director in marketing and advertising, t. a. hahn has returned full-time to his lifelong passion – creating fine art. An alumnus of Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, hahn studied both fine arts and graphic design and chose design as a career path. He always “enjoyed the problem-solving aspect of design” – and still does – but his renewed studio practice has led to the work that garnered a Division Fellowship. Not surprisingly, hahn was influenced early on by Jasper Johns (“a graphic designer in his early years!”) and major American modernists like Alexander Calder, Clifford Still and Mark Rothko. He also studies the works of contemporary sculptors, realist and abstract. Working solely in abstraction himself, hahn notes that “abstract art can be difficult for the general public,” but he believes they need to know only two things – whether they like or dislike it, and that they don’t have to understand or explain their reaction, having “simply the freedom to enjoy (or not) what they are viewing.”  The artist is a friend of the Delaware Contemporary; long time member of Philadelphia Sculptors; artist member of Noyes Museum of Art (at New Jersey’s Stockton University); member of the International Sculpture Center, and the Gilbert W. Perry, Jr. Center for the Arts (aka “The Gibby”) in his hometown. His works have been widely exhibited (locally, regionally, and nationally) in over 60 group and solo shows at scores of venues, including Philadelphia Sculptors and Grounds for Sculpture (in New Jersey). Hahn is “honored and grateful” for the Fellowship, hoping that it will “help me expand and elevate my work and the opportunities to exhibit, in turn allowing me to create and explore more work.” image: European Robin, detail

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