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S.J. Hart: 'shining with the secret of it' - New Orleans, LA

From:     PRESS RELEASE
Category: Art
Date:     21 July 2009
Time:     01:20 PM

Review:

CoLAB Projects - 527 St. Joseph Street, New Orleans, LA  70130
http://www.colabprojects.com


 
CoLAB Projects presents 
S.J. Hart: shining with the secret of it
	
August 1  29, 2009
Opening Artist Reception: August 1, 2009, White Linen Night from 6pm  9pm

"Somehow out of their own space and time, the Songbirds are here.  Part animal and part child, they 
live in a weird zone between imagination and reality, portraiture and decoration, grief and joy."  S.J. 
Hart
 
S.J. Hart received her MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, 
PA and her BFA in Printmaking from The Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT. Her work combines 
traditional elements of etching, drawing, and figurative painting with a taste for the gothic, abstract 
and decorative. 
 
Recent series explore the psychological space of figure and portrait paintings, Victorian post-mortem 
photography, and the odd realms in which zoological illustrations turn into images of childhood. The 
children created in each of her surrealistic stories are a focal point of emotion and dream mystery set 
admist highly decorative floral and fauna.
 
Since 2000, S.J. Hart's work has been exhibited in universities, art centers and galleries throughout 
Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, New Orleans, Portland, OR, Eugene, OR, Portland, ME and New 
York. Her works are held in private collections throughout the United States and in Europe. In her 
spare time, she restores antique, historical and rare books.
 
Current S.J. Hart works may be viewed online at: http://www.colabprojects.com/gallery/19375/S.J.%
20Hart:%20Songbirds   
 
'shining with the secret of it' will be viewable online beginning August 2, 2009 with a forthcoming 
exhibition companion catalogue released on August 15, 2009.

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