Adad Hannah, "Medusa."
Adad Hannah is an internationally renowned artist who will be coming to Prince George on the heels of recent projects in London, Calais, Russia, and Seoul. Two Rivers Gallery will show a major exhibition of his work from January16th to March 30th 2014.
Known for his video and photography, he collaborates with communities in a playful approach that emerges from the spirit of Vancouver’s photo-conceptual art scene. He re-stages famous paintings or other artwork--- working with models to create living pictures. As his models hold a pose, he films and photographs the scene. The videos, at first glance, appear to be static images though over time one notices figures wavering and the rise and fall of chests as the models breathe— a living image that blurs the line between video and photography.
Hannah is coming to Prince George on November 7th for an artist’s talk and to host two public meetings on November 8th at 7.30pm and November 9th at 1pm to explore subject matter for the project and begin recruiting people to be involved. This will be an exciting artist’s residency, especially because it seeks to incorporate people from across our community. We anticipate that it will be a fascinating and demystifying exploration of this international artist’s creative process.