Solos Exhibitions by Hannah Yata
Hannah Yata's solo art exhibitions.
Dancing in Delirium
Phaneros Gallery, 2018
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 the way of the stone age nature-worshipping religion of the goddess was transformed 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.
Dancing in Delirium
Corey Helford Gallery
ABOUT "DANCING IN DELIRIUM"
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”.
Delirium, as it relates to brain necrosis, is the last gasps of energy synapses that are sparking out.
“Dancing in a world of delirium” refers to a flailing, twirling, and searching of the being to grapple with the true nature of reality and the divorce of its roots from the Earth. With this new body of work, Yata offers a warning to her viewers to be more conscious, and be more present in the ways we interact with our world. “To have a change in energy is a change in thinking- how we view one another, how we treat one another is how we treat the Earth,” Yata says. Her oil paintings are ripe with images of a spiritual paradise, her own strange and surrealistic Garden of Eden, in which nude forms merge and cohabitate with animals like tropical birds and mythological creatures. Psychedelic colors are used to convey a beautiful energy, while displays of dance and ritual reveal rebellion against a dark energy, such as industry and destruction.
“Dancing, in my work, relates to a transformative experience- both ritualized and defiant- as a rebellion against energies that wish to contaminate and destroy the world. It awakens the divinity in nature, the Lumen Naturae: “The light, the wisdom, the being of nature-”as spirits and personalities. The characters in my work embody the female as the mythological archetype, metaphorical unconscious, and as a character for Mother Earth. The defiant rites played out on the canvas challenge the sanity of our actions played out today- that one should modify, consume, and decimate the earth. It evokes a sort of magical defiance in the face of human progress in a world that’s been pumped full of mind altering drugs, electromagnetic waves, sounds, distractions, and images."