Gallery Route One exhibitions: Hannah Perrine Mode, Hannah Hersko, Kathy Sirico
Friday, March 8th – April 14, 2019
Reception Saturday, March 9, 3-5 pm Artist Talks 2:30-3pm
Center Gallery: Hannah Perrine Mode, Current
Project Space: Hannah Hersko, Tracing Voids, multimedia installation (Far From Home Series)
Annex: Kathy Sirico, Apparitions
Hannah Perrine Mode, Current
Gallery Route One is please to present Current,an exhibition of recent work by Hannah Perrine Mode. Referring to both a state of time and a directional flow, Currentconsiders the relationship between bodies of water: freshwater glaciers, saltwater oceans, and our human bodies moving between them.
Currentincludes experimental photographs, paintings, sculptures, and videos, often made in the field while collaborating with science and wilderness expeditions. Cumulatively, the exhibition traces ocean currents, fault lines, glaciers, and other geologic histories from the Bay Area, to Alaska, Patagonia, Iceland, and back again. Much of these works incorporate site-specific, transformative, and time-based materials – like cyanotype, ice, and clay – serving as a proxy for glacial melt, geologic time, and human interaction with the environment.
Hannah Perrine Mode is an interdisciplinary artist and educator, working at the confluence of visual art, community storytelling, and climate science. She has partnered with a number of science and wilderness organizations nationally and internationally, including as an artist-in-residence with the International Arctic Science Committee in Iceland, the Juneau Icefield Research Program in Alaska, and Chulengo Expeditions in Chile. Based in Oakland, Mode has spent much of the past few years making (mostly blue) art while exploring Point Reyes, and is thrilled to be the 2018-19 Gallery Route One Senior Fellow. She has an MFA from Mills College, and her work has been shown at venues throughout the Bay Area, Boston, Brooklyn, and Juneau.
Hannah Hersko: Tracing Voids, multimedia installation
The Project Space at Gallery Route One is pleased to present the work of Cincinnati artist, Hannah Hersko in its Far From Home exhibition series. The artist’s grandfather and great grandparents emigrated to the United States from Hungary during World War II. While working in Berlin Hersko visited Holocaust memorials and museums and had a personal revelation: Standing in front of these monuments, I was faced with the voids in my own life… I knew I was standing in the space of loss that cannot be seen.
While many of the objects in Tracing Voids are similar in form to rigid, static monuments, Hersko uses ephemeral materials such as powdered graphite to trace movement and leave imprints, allowing voids to become tangible. Her objects communicate a sense of urgency, as if unstable and precarious. As artifacts, they project a deep sentiment pervaded both by memories and the absence of memory.
Hannah Hersko is an American Jewish artist from Cincinnati, Ohio whose family emigrated from Germany and Hungary. Hersko recently obtained her MFA from the University of Cincinnati, DAAP and completed a residency at the Vermont Studio Center. http://hannahhersko.com/
Kathy Sirico, Apparitions
Sirico is the Gallery Route One 2018-19 Emerging Fellow
Apparitions will feature an immersive installation of Sirico’s recent large-scale textile sculpture, Between Two Worlds, in the Annex Gallery.
Kathy Sirico is a San Francisco-based artist working at the intersection of sculpture, painting, textiles, and installation. Sirico’s works examine post-climate futures through experimental textile collage based practices. Through a maximalist approach, Sirico seeks to build radical empathy, weaving narratives of memory, desire, and loss in a world threatened by climate catastrophe. Apparitions will explore the relationships between site and mythology, and between the artist as creator and storyteller, specifically inspired by Shinto deities Izanami and Izanagi’s creation of earth, andthe artist’s alchemical re-imagination of Dante’s exploration of the Moon.
Sirico holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and a Bachelor of Science from Skidmore College. She was a 2018 Artist-in-Residence at the Vermont Studio Center, a 2017 Artist-In-Residence at the Lucid Art Foundation, and a 2016 Artist-In-Residence at Recology. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Bay Area, New York, and Chicago.
Gallery Route One Fellowships
GRO is now accepting applications for Fellowships with Stipends for 2019–2020.
Two Fellowships are offered each year. To be eligible artists must be 21 to 40 years of age, and live in the Greater Bay Area. Artists may work in any fine art medium but no crafts. Application deadline is April 20. More information, a prospectus and the online application form can be found at www.galleryrouteone.org/call-to-artists/.