Catching Light: The Art of Architecture

Upcoming show at Evanston Art Center

I'm busy finishing up new work for a show at the Evanston Art Center opening April 29th and running through May 26th. 

My current mixed media work with glass explores the experience of the built world. I came to my art practice via a career in healthcare. My approach to my work is rooted in my understanding of embodied cognition. Borrowing from the material vocabulary of contemporary architecture, Reflect brings the ubiquitous yet overlooked medium of glass into a conceptual dialogue about material, methods of making and embodied experience. Light reflecting on permanent architectural surfaces creates ephemeral moments of visual interest and discovery. Movement through the cityscape introduces geometric distortions and rhythms that engage our biologically rooted inclinations to decode information embedded in the geometries around us. In so doing, these architectural abstractions transform vast factory-made structures into familiar moments. Living well in urban settings requires new ways of seeing beauty and staying connected to the natural world.

 Reflect 3.4 WIP cutting Heather Hancock 2018

Reflect 3.4 WIP cutting Heather Hancock 2018

New pieces for the show include a new larger 30" x 48" size and vertical proportion which offers a bold and more elaborated cityscape. Metal edging and a simple matte black frame gives a clean modern presentation of the work. 

 Reflect 3.4 WIP thin-setting Heather Hancock 2018

Reflect 3.4 WIP thin-setting Heather Hancock 2018

 Reflect 3.4 WIP grouting Heather Hancock 2018

Reflect 3.4 WIP grouting Heather Hancock 2018

Mark your calendar for April 29th 1-4 and come see all new work at the Evanston Art Center. Or happy to meet you there anytime during the month of May.