Saturday, April 16, 2022

AT HAM: Virtual Artist Talk with Hetty Baiz

Virtual Artist Talk: Hetty Baiz
WHEN: Wednesday, April 20, at 7pm
: This virtual artist talk will take place via Zoom Webinar.
Pre-registration is required.

On the occasion of Baiz's solo exhibition, Member Highlight: Hetty Baiz

Featured image: Hetty Baiz, Original Face 5, 2020, woven paper & jute, ink, oil pastel, acrylic, mounted on canvas. Dimensions: 44” x 32”

“My paintings of vague faces, taken from old snapshots, and made by weaving printed paper and jute into small squares that, when assembled into a grid on canvas, form the total image. Oil pastel, ink, and paint are rubbed or splattered onto the surface, further obscuring the subject and emphasizing the heavily textured physical properties of the object. The faces appear to be fading into the rugged surface, or perhaps emerging from it, and the identity of the subject is absorbed into the materiality. 

Open-ended questions about transience and the nature of being—of identity, mortality and time—are intrinsic to my work, and are posed as material in the form of a face—the original self—emerging in a sea of open possibilities.” —Hetty Baiz


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