100 Smalls

100 Smalls
Frances Hahn

A series of 100 portraits on 3”x4” wood panels that challenge the notion of the “iconic Portrait”. More often the subjects are women in the midst of a pastime of the pre-digital era: a sports game, a good book, a giant bubble. Some pose out of habit, some rest, dance, juggle, surf and swing the bat/club/racquet. The figures are painted quickly, using acrylic, and so retain a gestural immediacy. Emotion and personality recede; faces are absent. As a whole, the group of figures on wooden panels appears as a cross-section of a community but upholds a particular message on the value of play in relation to the agency of the subject.
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September 5 - October 10, 2015 Capacity 3 Gallery Guelph, Ontario