Kinfolk Presents: Hannah Stouffer's 'Visceral/Visible'Illustration // Monday, 23 Jul 2012
Kinfolk Studios is pleased to present ''Visceral/Visible'', a new site specific installation by Hannah Stouffer exploring the concept of land, escape and nostalgic solitude within a space. Stouffer portrays a post-primeval desire for our natural environment, fully realized through both memory and beingness. Through the use of her distinctive vibrance and idealized imagery, her new work aims to not only capture a reality but also represent an ideal within a landscape. A reception for the artist will be held Thursday, July 26th from 7-12pm
Born in Aspen, CO in 1981, San Francisco based illustrator Hannah Stouffer's upbringing was unavoidably nurtured by her constant exposure to wild America and influence from her father, wildlife cinematographer Marty Stouffer. In her never-ending pursuit of illustrating explosive, emotional transcendence, Stouffer is best known for the incongruity of her intricately executed imagery and shadowy and ethereal themes. Stouffer has maintained a strong presence in the illustration world while simultaneously exhibiting her work as a renowned commercial and fine artist.
'Man is inclined to take nature for granted, to accept it without curiosity or question... the earlier the individual comes into contact with experiences of this kind... the deeper and more enduring will be their faculty for perceiving and experiencing nature... We can find our way back to them (the woods) and we can rely on them... Sometimes, in the calmness of a great wood, a stillness overtakes you beneath the spreading branches of the pine.' Max Albert Wyss
Kinfolk Studios is an international design studio formed in 2008. Kinfolk evolved from a desire to create unique handcrafted products and memorable social experiences. Using combined experiences from a variety of disciplines they set out to source the highest quality designers, builders and techniques. Kinfolk Presents offers a unique space for emerging and established artists to create site-specific installations, while collaborating on limited edition featured works.
Opening Reception: Thursday July 26th, 2012 7-12pm
Exhibition Dates: July 26th- September 20th 2012
Gallery Hours: M-Sun 4pm-Late
90 Wythe Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211