The Never Ending Story
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 10, 6-8pm
December 10, 2015 - January 23, 2016
Georgia Scherman Projects is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by Anitra Hamilton entitled The Never Ending Story.
While clearly accepting that violence has and always will exist, Hamilton's work continues to deals with the history of violence from a critical and cynical point of view. Neither moral judgment nor naïve anti-war sentiment is expressed: the complexity of warfare is conveyed and acknowledged.
Hamilton investigates those primal psychological urges, which drive human beings and define our paradoxical nature. The will to create beauty and nurture good is juxtaposed with the appetite to destroy and succumb to evil. An emphasis on
concealment within the works mimics the thin veneer of civilization that screens the
battle between good and evil endemic to human existence.
The power of seduction is called upon and explicitly demonstrated through Hamilton’s strategic employment of unexpected substances and materials to create tactile and enticing surfaces ~ surfaces that subvert the original function of her objects and lure the viewer towards unexpected critical responses.
Born and based in Toronto, Anitra Hamilton has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally. Her work appears in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Ontario, among others. She is the past recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Chalmers Fellowship.