Artist: Elias Hansen
Venue: Halsey McKay, East Hampton
Exhibition Title: Go Towards the Light
Date: January 26 – March 23, 2019
Full gallery of images, press release, and link available after the jump.
Images courtesy of Halsey McKay, East Hampton
In my personal life, I try to surround myself with family and community, staying close to the people I love. But there is always sadness and loss, the unavoidables of the human condition. There are times when the stories are too sad and to talk is too difficult. Sometimes we just need to sit together and go towards the light in our minds. The meditation of the simple object can be so calming, allowing us to reset our own perspective and find a way to deal with the harshness of life. Go Towards the Light is a simple meditation on materials and forms I have been experimenting with for the last decade. Paired down to their most basic moment, these are the things that keep me going, the reason I keep coming back to my studio and turning the lights on.
– Elias Hansen
Elias Hansen (b. 1979, Tacoma, WA) graduated from New Orleans School of Glass and Print in 2001. Hansens’ work has been exhibited at public and private institutions including the Palais De Tokyo, Paris, FR; American Academy in Rome, IT; Albert Baronian, Brussels, BE; Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA. His recent solo exhibitions have been held at Maccarone, New York; Anat Ebgi and Team Bungalow, Los Angeles, CA; Take Ninagawa, Tokyo; Cooper Cole, Toronto, ON; Jonathan Viner, London, UK; and Halsey McKay, East Hampton, NY. Hansen’s work is held in the collections of the Seattle Art Musum, and Henry Art Gallery at Washington University, Seattle, WA; Boise Art