Exhibition recalls whimsical childhood memories

ELORA – Bubblegum Landscapes by Frances Hahn will be at the Harris Gallery in the Elora Centre for the Arts from June 27 to Sept. 15.

The opening reception will take place on June 27 from 7 to 9pm.

Hahn doesn’t attempt to paint a clear representation of a given landscape but takes from both reality and her best wondering about the place.

She assembles these much like a puzzle into a simplified interpretation of beauty.

While her visual work is either figurative or abstract landscape, the common subject is imagined memory.

Future, past and fantasy have equal weight. In this vision, figures are simplified or distorted in order to emphasize gesture as if in a memory.

Hahn is perhaps best known for her figurative collection of work featuring people blowing large bubbles out of bubblegum.

Recently Hahn has been exploring abstract landscape and this exhibition is designed primarily to celebrate her new work.

“All my dreams fall and form a bridge of memory where I can get back,” said   Hahn.

Organizers offer a special thank you to the women in the community who attended the Black Dress Event this past winter for their donation to help present this exhibition and support local female artists.

The opening reception for this exhibition will take place on June 27 from 7 to 9 pm.

Admission is free, everyone is welcome to attend and meet the artist.