Rebecca Hannon

Rebecca Hannon (Associate professor and co-Director, Dr. Sandra Alfoldy Craft Institute NSCAD University) MFA and Fulbright scholar at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, Germany, 2005. Research interests include cultural histories, traditional craft practice and evolving forms of digital making. Hannon conducted research in India, San Francisco and Amsterdam over the past years and presented outcomes at SOFA Chicago, Maine College of Art and the Canadian Craft Biennial. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at Ornamentum Gallery (New York) and Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h (Montreal) and the Mary E. Black Gallery (Halifax), as well as inclusion in Museum of Art & Design (NYC), Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, and the Racine Museum of Art (USA) surveys. Grants from the Peter S. Reed Foundation, the Society of North American Goldsmiths and NSCAD/SSHRC have allowed her to create an evolving body of work based on theories of “Contemporary Camouflage.”

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Fitzcarraldo´s Neckpiece

Date of Creation: November 1, 2019

List of Materials: Water-jet cut marble and steel backsheet, hand-formed. Polyester rope.

Dimensions: 10” x 12” x 1”

Photographer's Name: Photo with models by Séamus Gallagher, photo on white background: Jacob Mailman

Model's Name: Kate Walchuck, Andrew Neville

Other Contributors: Styling and costume creation: Emily Lawrence Photography: Séamus Gallagher

Conceptual Statement: A 2019 immersive jewelry installation at the Mary Black Gallery in Halifax, NS, Canada included works that were part of a series called “Contemporary Camouflage. After years of photographing and installing jewelry on white backgrounds, I thought it would be amazing to create a full-color pattern installation, and find a new way to present works that at times ‘concealed” within the pattern and other times “revealed” through high contrast with the backdrop. A wall wrap that covered the space and I experienced joy in the days I spent selecting spots for adornment. To welcome new communities, I hosted events in the space including #Mary BlackDazzleNight. A collaboration with artist/stylist Emily Lawrence and photographer Séamus Gallagher, we invited the public into the gallery for an evening to take work off the walls, be styled with props and costumes created by Emily, and be photographed by Séamus. The interactions created an atmosphere of fun documented at: #Mary BlackDazzleNight.

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Crown-of-Thorns Neckpiece (installation)

Date of Creation: 01/11/2019

List of Materials: Laser-cut laminate, hand finished and slotted together.

Dimensions: 13” x 12” x 2”

Photographer's Name: Séamus Gallagher

Model's Name: Elinore Snare

Other Contributors: Styling and costume creation: Emily Lawrence Photography: Séamus Gallagher

Conceptual Statement: A 2019 immersive jewelry installation at the Mary Black Gallery in Halifax, NS, Canada included works that were part of a series called “Contemporary Camouflage. After years of photographing and installing jewelry on white backgrounds, I thought it would be amazing to create a full-color pattern installation, and find a new way to present works that at times ‘concealed” within pattern and other times “revealed” through high contrast with the backdrop. A wall wrap that covered the space and I experienced joy in the days I spent selecting spots for adornment. To welcome new communities, I hosted events in the space including #Mary BlackDazzleNight. A collaboration with artist/stylist Emily Lawrence and photographer Séamus Gallagher, we invited the public into the gallery for an evening to take work off the walls, be styled with props and costumes created by Emily, and be photographed by Séamus. The interactions created an atmosphere of fun documented at: #Mary BlackDazzleNight.

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Benny wearing Crown of Thorns (Installation)

Date of Creation: 01/11/2019

List of Materials: Laser-cut laminate, hand finished and slotted together.

Dimensions: 14” x 12” x 3”

Photographer's Name: Photography: Séamus Gallagher

Model's Name: Benny Welter-Nolan

Other Contributors: Styling and costume creation: Emily Lawrence Photography: Séamus Gallagher

Conceptual Statement: A 2019 immersive jewelry installation at the Mary Black Gallery in Halifax, NS, Canada included works that were part of a series called “Contemporary Camouflage. After years of photographing and installing jewelry on white backgrounds, I thought it would be amazing to create a full-color pattern installation, and find a new way to present works that at times ‘concealed” within pattern and other times “revealed” through high contrast with the backdrop. A wall wrap that covered the space and I experienced joy in the days I spent selecting spots for adornment. To welcome new communities, I hosted events in the space including #Mary BlackDazzleNight. A collaboration with artist/stylist Emily Lawrence and photographer Séamus Gallagher, we invited the public into the gallery for an evening to take work off the walls, be styled with props and costumes created by Emily, and be photographed by Séamus. The interactions created an atmosphere of fun documented at: #Mary BlackDazzleNight.

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