Ingress Egress: Press Release
Posted on June 30 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tel: +1 267 266 0073
Paradigm Gallery + Studio presents Ingress/Egress works by Hannah Stouffer and Hilary White
July 24, 2015 – September 12, 2015
Ingress/Egress lightly balances its journey in a space created of compressed experiences, a meditative dialogue of depth and transcendence.
The unity of the show explores the illusory imagery manifested in the dimensional aspects of the work. Stouffer’s work leads one into a natural play of self-realization through visually mapped out emotional planes; her conscious decision to pour energy into the viewer finding diverse ways to simple answers that lie within.
Whereas, White’s work doesn't find its focus in individual journeys, but rather offers the viewer a challenge to seek answers from questions not of their making. Her pieces investigate themes of belief and faith that seem to pool and spill out their vortex of brightly colored layers when tempted with the futility of a singular understanding.
Both artists rewardingly dabble with where one goes emotionally in the gateway of a question. In pursuit of a reveal, they have pulled off the linking of many meditations. In its most basic form, the ownership of the works lie in the oneness of everyone who’s asked the eternal ‘why’ of the universe and made beautiful the uncertainty of the answers.‡
Important Dates for Media
Friday, July 24, 2015 • 5:30pm – 10:00pm
*Both artists will be in attendance.
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays 12:00pm – 6:00pm
And 7 days a week by appointment: email@example.com / (267)266-0073
Paradigm Gallery + Studio
746 S. 4th Street, 1st Floor / Philadelphia, PA 19147
Instagram: @ParadigmGS / @Hannah_Stouffer / @HilaryWhiteArt
From left to right: “12 Gates / 2“ by Hilary White, “Egyptian Meditation“ by Hannah Stouffer, “12 Gates / 2“ (close up) by Hilary White, “Reptilian Meditations 2“ by Hannah Stouffer
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Hannah Stouffer (b 1981) is an American art director and illustrator living and working in Los Angeles, CA. Born and raised in Aspen, CO to wildlife cinematographer Marty Stouffer, of PBS documentary show, 'Wild America' and wife Diane until moving to CA in 1999.
Stouffer is known for her intricately executed imagery and shadowy and ethereal themes. Her work presents a balance of feminine embellishments and naturalistic, metaphysical motifs. Stouffer is identified as both a commercial and fine art illustrator, having maintained a strong presence in both fields, simultaneously showing her work as an exhibiting artist while exploring her ever-ending pursuit of illustrating emotional transcendence.
Her work has been commissioned by many high profile clients including AMEX, Dell, Microsoft, Nike, The New York Times and Wall Street Journal China allowing her creative hand to lead massive campaigns, both nationwide and abroad. Stouffer has been commissioned for installations by Christian Dior, at Art Basel Miami and in Hawaii, New York and Mexico. From 2011-2014 Stouffer contributed as the Illustration and Erotica editor for leading contemporary art publication Juxtapoz Magazine. During which she produced book titles Juxtapoz Psychedelic and Juxtapoz New Contemporary, in addition to curating the monumental Psychedelic book release exhibition at The Well in Los Angeles, CA.
With her initial exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum, Stouffer has shown her work at galleries and museums worldwide, including the Japanese American National Museum and The Dallas Museum of Art with solo shows in Vienna, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Denver and New York. Stouffer has been present as a juror for the Art Directors Club of Houston and an ambassador of the arts in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel with social startup, Kinetis.
Hilary White creates three dimensional works using multiple mediums. While studying painting she continued to developed her love of wood working and has incorporated it into her practice of creating painted sculpture, and installation. She has participated in art fairs including Scope, Miami and has been in over 36 exhibitions including over nine solo exhibitions and has shown her work locally and internationally in Berlin, Hong Kong, and Mexico City.
I’m a maker. Making manifests in the concrete, the tangible, the “known”. Making in order to construct theories of reality stemming from science, psychadelia, and the study of theology. Making to depict an experience of reality expressed through pop culture, kitsch, and monument. The act of making is an investigation into components of existence, the end result is a shadow, globular and stretched thin in the attempt to mimic the completeness of it’s predecessor. …and this is my starting point…the mystery of the “unmakable”…the contrast of the infinite and the finite, the spirit within the body.
The act of making for me is a study of faith, a wrestling within it’s framework. An awe developed from the history of Christ and his union of inter-dimensionality, humanity, and Spirit at work in the world. It is through making I attempt to express an eternal plane through the humble, electric, and whimsical artifact of “now”.
Using symbolism exploring Biblical text, diagrams from scientific hypothesis, and visual psychedelia produced by an influx of cultural influence seemingly aimed at searching for the “unknown” the work serves as a catalyst to further reflect upon topics of belief and wonder as intellectual and spiritual intersections between fact and faith.