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Hannah Chalew's Solo Exhibition of Sculptural Drawings Opens at IBIS Contemporary Gallery

December 30th, 2022

Hannah Chalew, Petroplexus, 2019. Handmade ink from iron, oak galls, coal pollution runoff, found sheetrock, found sheetrock, goldenrod, copper, indigo on paper made from sugarcane and shredded disposable plastic waste (“plasticane”), metal. 11 x 8 x 2 ft

Hannah Chalew (MFA Painting 2016) has a new solo exhibition at IBIS Contemporary Gallery in New Orleans, LA. The exhibition, Dry Cypress Bayou, takes its name from a place the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) removed from maps in 2011 due to coastal erosion disintegrating the land around bodies of water that are now open.

Chalew’s sculptural drawings reference Southern Louisiana’s changing nature, referencing large industries’ impact on local ecosystems and historical colonial exploitation of people and land.

Dry Cypress Bayou is on view from January 3 through 28, 2023. An opening reception will take place on January 7, 2023, from 5 to 9pm.

Read more about the exhibition from IBIS Contemporary Gallery 

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