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"Maren Hassinger...Dreaming" Retrospective at Spellman College Museum of Fine Art

Maren Hassinger, Director of Rinehart School of Sculpture, MFA

Posted 02.12.15 by Office of Graduate Studies

“Wrenching News,” 2010.
Shredded, twisted, and wrapped newspapers (New York Times).
Wall: 7′ x 7′ x 1′. Floor: 6′ x 6′ x 1′.
Courtesy the artist.

From Spellman College Museum of Fine Art:

For more than four decades Maren Hassinger, a sculptor, performance artist, and the Director of the Rinehart School of Sculpture, MFA  at the MICA, has created work that examines the tenuous relationship between nature and industrialism. The Spellman College Museum of Fine Art in Atlanta, Georgia will organize and present the original exhibition Maren Hassinger . . . Dreaming. The solo exhibition will be on view from Thursday, February 12 - Saturday, May 16, 2015, with opening reception on Thursday, February 12, 6:30-8:30pm, and a performance and catalogue celebration: Friday, March 20, 6pm, 2015

Throughout her distinguished career Hassinger has received awards from prestigious foundations including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Anonymous Was a Woman, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Her work has recently been featured in several important nationally touring exhibitions including Now Dig This!: Art of Black Los Angeles 1960 -1980 (2011), Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists (2011), and Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art (2012).

Maren Hassinger . . . Dreaming will include installations made of newspapers, plastic bags, leaves, and other unconventional materials. This solo exhibition, curated by Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D., Director, and Anne Collins Smith, the Curator of Collections, is a timely examination of her life and work. It brings a substantial body of Hassinger's work to the southeast for the first time. The forthcoming exhibition catalogue is made possible by the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.

View Maren Hassinger's Faculty Profile and Artist Website.

Photo credit:

"Wrenching News," 2010.
Shredded, twisted, and wrapped newspapers (New York Times).
Wall: 7′ x 7′ x 1′. Floor: 6′ x 6′ x 1′.
Courtesy the artist.