the Legacy Exhibition Series Presents
HAHN & HERTZ new works by Heidi Hahn and Dmitri Hertz
May 28 to July 8, 2017
Sunday, May 28, 6-8pm
Annex Gallery, Fishers Island, NY
W-F: 10-12:30 and 3-4:30
Sa: 10-12:30 and anytime by appointment
Lighthouse Works is thrilled to present Hahn & Hertz, the Annex Gallery’s first alumni show featuring new works by painter Heidi Hahn, a Spring 2015 alumnus, and sculptor Dmitri Hertz, a Fall 2014 alumnus.
Hahn’s figurative and playful paintings script out a strange endless narrative alongside Hertz’s absurd and seductive sculptures. Both artists create and explore their own self-built worlds in which they freely play and tinker. Hahn’s character’s reflect and walk through her compositions creating a palpable solitude and imbuing the work with a psychological charge. Through her use of the decorative and this lone female character, Hahn is challenging the history of painting and the depiction of the female body.
Hertz’s Pollen Series is perched throughout the gallery making the seemingly mundane and hidden forms of pollen irresistible and tangible. These ungainly sculptures probe the organic for answers to questions of form and materiality. Hahn & Hertz is the first of three alumni shows slated for 2017. These shows are part of our Legacy Program, an opportunity for our community to reconnect with our past fellows and their work.
Heidi Hahn (b.1982) lives and works in Alfred, NY. Recent exhibitions include Bent Idle, a solo show at Jack Hanley Gallery. Hahn received her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from Cooper Union in 2006, and her Master’s degree from Yale University in 2014. Hahn has been awarded residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Headlands Center for the Arts and Lighthouse Works among others.
Dmitri Hertz (b. 1986) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Hertz received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Cooper Union in 2009 and Masters degree from Bard in 2014. He was a 2016 recipient of the Emerging Artist Fellowship from Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, NY. Recent exhibitions include Night Gallery, Los Angeles, Murray Guy and Rachel Uffner gallery, in New York. Hertz has been awarded residencies at the Shandaken Project and Lighthouse Works.
The Legacy Program seeks to create opportunities for our past fellows to re-engage with our community through an exhibition and reading series hosted at the gallery in the Annex.