Hannah Greely

High and Dry (P7)

Hannah Greely, The Picnic, 2017. Courtesy: the artist and  Parker  Gallery, Los Angeles

Hannah Greely, The Picnic, 2017, PVC, cardboard, canvas, chicken wire, Velcro, aquaresin, fiberglass, hydrostone, gesso and tempera, 106.7 x 106.7 x 127cm. Courtesy: the artist and  Parker  Gallery, Los Angeles

Inspired by the efficiency of a doodle or sketch, Hannah Greely makes three-dimensional works enlivened with the idiosyncrasies of drawing. Her work oscillates between anxiety and jubilation, while casting a sideways glance at the world. High and Dry (2019), for example, playfully reflects the domestic routines and habits common in dense urban neighborhoods like the simulated Brooklyn residential block. Suspended from clotheslines spanning the fire escapes and windows of two apartment buildings, Greely’s hand-made, cartoon-like paintings of clothing items, as well as objects seen in the sky such as clouds and helicopters, enhance the simulated environment adding an extra layer of make-believe and wonder.

Hannah Greely (b.1979, Dickson, TN) lives and works in Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions of her work have been presented at Parker Gallery, Los Angeles (2017); Cleopatra’s, New York (2016); Dryad Gallery, Los Angeles (2016); Bob Van Orsouw Gallery, Zurich (2012); Bernier Eliades, Athens (2012). Her work has been featured in major international exhibitions including Los Angeles – A Fiction, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway (2016); No Man’s Land, The Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2016); In the Name of the Artists, São Paulo Bienal, Brazil (2011); 2010 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2010); Whitney Biennial 2006: Day for Night, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2006); Uncertain States of America, Astrup Fearnley Museum (2005); and Thing: New Sculpture from Los Angeles, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2005).

Commissioned by Frieze Projects. Presented with Parker Gallery, Los Angeles