Hannah Yata's new body of work debuts April 28, 2018 at Phaneros Gallery in Nevada City, California. Her paintings continue to examine the psychology of modern-day society and it's relationship to nature. "Exile" reflects on the story of Adam and Eve and their expulsion from the sacred garden and the great divorce that happened between humans and their relationship to the earth. She considers the mythos of this exile as not only human-made but also contemplates how ancient matriarchal societies weretransformed by demonizing its beliefs and its symbolic elements. She challenges this demonization as ultimately a split in our psyche, a fear that imbalances our very being and our relationship to the feminine earth. Archetypes of this old religion are again raised in her work to question the tradition of heroes that center around human, male leaders. "Exile" looks back to the creative, fertile force of the feminine, the memory of the matriarch, and the celebration of Mother.
Hannah Yata’s aesthetically beautiful images stand in a stark contrast to her darker subject matter. Inspired by psychology, religion, literature, and her experiences as a woman, the New York based artist calls upon the rich symbolism of the female figure, which she often combines with parts of animals, creating metaphorical hybrid characters. Placing these characters in intriguing scenarios, she explores the depths of our social psychology and draws parallels to modern day issues. In “Dancing in Delirium”, Hannah Yata's phantasmagorical female creatures and animals embody “the transformative, wild energy of the natural world, tainted with abuse of modern society”.Read More