Hannah Dansie "The Fishwife: An Exploration into Folklore, Myth & Legend" at The Satellite Gallery
Consider the power of stories. The threads of tales shared and passed down help
weave the tapestry of who we are and how we see, interpret, and interact with the
world around us. Stories connect us to each other and to the very core of what makes
Hannah Dansie’s work has always come from a highly personal foundation where
internal narrative is key. Her dreamlike landscapes populated by lone figures,
mysterious dwellings, and an unfurling sense of birth and growth communicate a
melancholic isolation but one that coexists in connection to something larger. It is this
beautiful dichotomy of place and identity and the tension therein where her work
Long drawn to the magic and mystery of myths and folklore, Hannah chose to turn her
eye toward stories from cultures around the world, particularly some older and lesser
known gems, as inspiration for her upcoming solo show. Highly illustrative in nature,
these narratives, from origin stories to morality tales, provide ample room for truly
fantastic visual exploration.
collaborators include Sarah Cavalieri, Gus Cutty, Alli Good, Maxx Hawthorne-Fiest,
Andy Herod, Nicole McConville, Josie Mosser, Lauren Patton, and Ian Wilkinson.
Hannah Dansie. Originally from Northern California, Dansie studied fine art at Central
Saint Martins University in London, UK where she graduated with a BFA (honors)
Degree in 2004, before moving to her current home in Asheville NC. Her work
explores narratives that recognize the urgency and conflict in our continuing attempts
to connect to the world around us. With influences derived from iconoclasm, folklore,
and the natural environment, her images are indications of how we try to bridge
ourselves to others and how these efforts are often episodes of compassion and
discomfort. With her work she attempts to illustrate the ability to find commonalities and
relationships between ourselves and our surroundings that inevitably confirm our
greater humanity and quest towards love.
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