May 28–Jul 8, 2017
New Works by Heidi Hahn and Dmitri Hertz
Lighthouse Works is thrilled to present Hahn & Hertz, the Annex Gallery's first alumni show featuring new works by painter Heidi Hahn, a Spring 2015 alumnus, and sculptor Dmitri Hertz, a Fall 2014 alumnus.
Hahn's figurative and playful paintings script out a strange endless narrative alongside Hertz's absurd and seductive sculptures. Both artists create and explore their own self-built worlds in which they freely play and tinker. Hahn's character's reflect and walk through her compositions creating a palpable solitude and imbuing the work with a psychological charge. Through her use of the decorative and this lone female character, Hahn is challenging the history of painting and the depiction of the female body.
Hertz's Pollen Series is perched throughout the gallery making the seemingly mundane and hidden forms of pollen irresistible and tangible. These ungainly sculptures probe the organic for answers to questions of form and materiality. Hahn & Hertz is the first of three alumni shows slated for 2017. These shows are part of our Legacy Program, an opportunity for our community to reconnect with our past fellows and their work.
Heidi Hahn is a New York-based painter known for her vibrant palette, melting figures, and atmospheric moods. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from Cooper Union in 2006, and her Master’s degree from Yale University in 2014. Hahn is an acting Professor of Painting and Drawing at Alfred University, NY, and has been the recipient of several awards, residencies, and fellowships, including the Jerome Foundation Grant, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Residency, Madison, ME.
She has exhibited nationally and internationally in numerous group and solo shows, including an exhibition at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, KS, in 2018 and an exhibition at the LSU Museum of Art, LA, in 2019. Hahn has been awarded several residencies and awards, including the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and a Jerome Foundation for the Arts Grant. Her work has also been reviewed in numerous publications, including The New York Times and Hyperallergic.
Dmitri Hertz (b. 1986, Los Angeles) lives and works in New York City. He has had solo and two person exhibitions at Reyes Finn Gallery (Detroit, 2019) Lighthouse Works Gallery (Fischer’s Island, NY), Night Gallery (Los Angeles, CA) and Know More Games (Brooklyn, 2015.) His work has been included in group exhibitions at Soloway (Brooklyn) Rachel Uffner Gallery (NYC), Murray Guy (NYC) and Cleopatra’s (Brooklyn, NY). Hertz was a 2016 recipient of the Emerging Artist Fellowship from Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, NY. He received a BFA from Cooper Union (2009) and MFA in sculpture from Bard (2014).