Hannah Demma's "Inflorescence" Opens

Hannah Demma's "Inflorescence" Opens

Friday, September 27, 2019

KHN Alum Hannah Demma (2018) announces her solo show, Inflorescence, opening in Lincoln, NE's LUX Center for the Arts. Her show features new collage, drawing, and print/paper works.


RECEPTION: 10/04/2019 - 5:00pm

Show is up all of October 2019

EAST GALLERY, LUX Center, Lincoln, NE

These pieces represent an ode to joy and fear. They are explorations of color, material, ceremonialism, meaning, and overt ornamentation. They are representations of the battles I have with my own intuition and examples of the artist as a reactionary being.
This body of work also feels like an ode to a beginning. I created these pieces this past summer as I tried to wrap my head around the fears and insecurities surrounding the prospect of going back to school again for an advanced degree as an adult while also reminding myself, I already lead a rich, full life. They’re full of contradictions, they’re a little messy and a little too neat at the same time. Reactionary vs. Restrained. I am interested in work that shows the truth but also belies the self. Like a garden or even a piece of art that gets a little out of hand, above all, I am interested in perennial growth, and not afraid of cutting it all back.

Hannah Demma is an avid outdoorswoman, outdoor educator, and lifelong Nebraskan. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2017, with an emphasis on printmaking and drawing and is currently pursuing her Masters in Fine Art at her alma mater. Her mixed-media approach to art speaks to aspects of science and nature both familiar and strange, and mines the environment for inspiration, examining the intersection of the imaginative and the biological, of the creative and the empirical. Her process stirs the imagination and sparks excitement for exploration and adventure. 
Since graduation, Hannah received the Kimmel Foundation Emerging Artist Award, and a Mayor’s Art Award in 2018. She completed an artist residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center in Nebraska City, and served as a visiting artist at Maxey Elementary School. Hannah’s passion for art education has taken her to Lincoln, Montana where she spent a month leading the education programing for an outdoor sculpture park, Blackfoot Pathways Sculpture in the Wild. Hannah has served as coordinator for the Cedar Point Biological Station art program and Art Adventure camp, as well as worked as lead art instructor for the Arts are Basic summer camp at Culler Middle School.
In addition to teaching, Hannah has maintained a busy studio practice and exhibition schedule and looks forward to expanding her studio practice to include new mediums and collaborations within the college and the community at large. (info via luxcenter.org)

Congratulations, Hannah!