Hannah Gason, Interval

Dates & times

Fri 2 October — Sun 29 November 2020


ANU Drill Hall Gallery

Image: Hannah Gason, Brushed, 2020. Photo: Greg Piper


Canberra-based glass artist, Hannah Gason makes works which capture, modulate and grade the available light. Her wall-mounted assemblages layer translucent colour and abstract markings, reorganising the light they absorb, with results that are paradoxically a structuring and a de-structuring of an image that is at once concrete and intangible. Shadows signal the presence of the object and paradoxically underscore its fleeting immateriality and reliance on light. Similarly, Gason’s small sculptural towers constructed with folds of cut glass achieve a wholeness only when the radiant shadows they cast come into view.

“Hannah Gason’s work takes us to a quiet place where the noise of the world outside, though present, is absent. In the process of making she strives for a centredness – peaceful, yet robust. With each new group of works, she pushes further towards this goal, while recognising and accepting that the goal continues to be fluid and essentially unattainable.” Helen Maxwell

Hannah Gason graduated from the ANU School of Art in 2015 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Glass) with First Class Honours and a University Medal.

Interval is guest curated by Helen Maxwell

This exhibition has been generously supported by the Drill Hall Gallery Patrons Circle.

View images of the exhibition installation here. 

View Hannah Gason in her studio as she prepares work for the exhibition.

Complementary exhibitions on show concurrent to Interval:

Lightworks, Lesley Dumbrell, Trevor Vickers, Virginia Coventry and Richard Dunn

David Stevenson and Martin Walch , Watershed

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