June 29 – July 31, 2004
Using materials that felt familiar—scraps of fabric, wood, string, wire, pieces from children’s games, printed labels and other discarded items—artist Hannelore Baron (1926-1987) constructed intimately scaled works that offer glimpses into history, the human condition and the artist’s past.
The exhibition Hannelore Baron: Works from 1969 to 1987 presents approximately 40 collages and five box assemblages along with quotes from Baron (1926-1987) illuminating her artistic inspirations and creative processes. In her struggles with depression, with cancer, and with memories of the Holocaust, Baron found more than solace in her art. She found a fountain of creativity with which she could explore feelings and ideas that words could not express. She gathered artistic inspiration not only from her own past and existential beliefs, but also from contemporary events such as the Vietnam War, and other artistic sources including American Indian art, African art, Tantric art, illuminated pages of the Koran, and Persian miniatures.