Auctioning of art piece by local artist, Kimberly-Lynn Hanson
Local Edmonton artist, Kimberly-Lynn Hanson has generously donated a piece of art towards our upcoming Fringe fundraiser. For this special item, we have decided to have an auction that will be updated live on twitter. Interested buyers can bid by calling 780 464 2232 between 8pm and 9pm (MDT) on August 8th.
Kimberly-Lynn Hanson’s work is currently being displayed at the Lightform, Toronto showroom. Kimberly-Lynn's premier solo exhibition opened December 14, 2012 in Brooklyn, New York. She frames her work in custom frames built out of materials from Alberta barns.
“With every move, I consciously choose to show you the honest beauty in each of the materials used. I deliberately choose not to put the drawings behind glass. This allows the textures of the paper, charcoal, and wax to be fearlessly tactile as well as bravely vulnerable to its ever changing environment. My work is not protected from the elements, it is designed to work with them.” - Kimberly-Lynn Hanson
All proceeds raised will go towards funding our latest production, "Anatolia Speaks" and touring it this fall as well as Summer, 2014. For more information on the show, please click here. For more information on who Poiema Productions is, click here.
HOW BIDDING WORKS
On Thursday, August 8th at 6:30pm MDT, we will start accepting bids in person at our fundraising location. Bidding starts at $2000 with minimum raises of $50. At 8pm, we will open the phone lines to accept outside bidders. All bids will be posted to twitter handle @poiemagals with hashtag #poiemabid. The auction will close at 9pm MDT. Full payment must be received by 6pm Friday, August 9th, 2013 or the art will go to the next highest bidder.
THE ART "Oh.... Cocktails" Description: The name of this piece was inspired by lyrics from Dean Martin's, 'Open up the Dog House'. The work as a whole- a tribute to the man himself. Drawn on smooth silky paper, a perfect compliment to his fun loving, charismatic ways. Frame design: The Empire Barn Story: The Craplewe Farm Dimensions: 38" x 49" Value: $3500
Kimberly was born on the isolated prairies of Alberta. Her art provided a way for her to dream and escape from the confines of a simple life. She quickly moved away from Alberta as a young adult, living in Whistler, Costa Rica, Hawaii and Vancouver to experience life as a bartender, industrial design student and finally as a tattoo artist.As a tattoo artist, Kimberly had found a way to express herself as a designer while also having the opportunity to make direct human connections. With that, ready to return to a more humble life, Kimberly took her profession back to the prairies. There she bought a house and opened a private, appointment only tattoo studio that flourished.
Established and grounded, she still yearned for adventure. In the fall of 2009, she visited New York City for the first time and fell back in love with the energetic pace and constant inspiration. Kimberly`s visits to the city became a yearly ritual as she returned every autumn for three months to replenish her cravings for unfamiliar faces and rich, eclectic experiences. Always coming back to her house in Edmonton though, as she realized the space and solitude were the perfect environment for her to create and to give her New York inspirations new life. This came in the form of large charcoal works. She stumbled upon encaustics and began to mix the two mediums, adding elements of wax to her pieces.
She now travels extensively with her art and tattooing. She spends up to months at a time in cities like Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, San Francisco, New York and Hong Kong. When asked if she would ever consider permanently moving to any of these locations she stated, “What I have is a perfectly suited lifestyle for someone that is hungry for every experience from life. It takes care of me. It keeps me nourished, motivated, and excited to make things.”
A bit about the process...
My name is Kimberly-Lynn Hanson. I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada . I have been drawing all my life. Inspired by the honest, fearless heart of a child, my art is story telling based. Like pages from an old picture novel with the words missing, I use images that play very strongly with themes of bold adventure and truth. I feel the drive to take care of powerful, noble ideas that have faded and are soon to be unappreciated and lost in a fast evolving technology based society. I want to keep the characters I have found alive. I want people to acknowledge that timeless romance and priceless treasures lay abundantly all around us. It is my goal to have them fall madly in love with the rich, natural, and tactile universe we are a part of and have them realize it is an integral part of an exciting, destiny fulfilling life.
The materials I use and how I use them showcase this idea. All my works are first drawn with only charcoal on archival paper. The drawings themselves have elements incomplete, left undone, giving raw accessibility to the viewer. I leave steps in my creation process visible, allowing the work to being both attainable and mysterious. Once I feel the drawing is ready, I then dry mount the image onto a 2" deep box. The image, along with its new dimensions, is then encased with black encaustic wax. During this process the bees wax is allowed to serendipitously drip as it may down the front of the drawing, heightening the charcoal's beautiful tone on tone quality. Once the waxing is complete, I then place the piece into its custom designed frame.
I design and handcrafted each frame individually from different combinations of hand tooled tin, genuine leather, victorian crown moulding, and almost century old Albertan barns I take the time to tear down myself. Most of the frames center around a main barn wood design. Once built, the barn wood is then charred, framing it in the very element the drawings themselves are made of (charcoal).
With every move, I consciously choose to show you the honest beauty in each of the materials used. I deliberately choose not to put the drawings behind glass. This allows the textures of the paper, charcoal, and wax to be fearlessly tactile as well as bravely vulnerable to its ever changing environment . My work is not protected from the elements, it is designed to work with them. Time and space, an intentional medium to the next stages of the evolution of my work, is allowed to take over where I leave off. The paper will yellow with cigar smoke, the metal may mould during shipping... Like the pages of that old book, or the dents in antique tin toys, or the tattered planks of a well travelled ship, my art work will gather tell tale signs of its existence. It will tell the mysterious story of where it has been and share the integrities that came with it. I truly hope you enjoy my work, as it is, and and also revel in the ideas of what it is to become; because like everything living in truth, I believe it only gets better with time.