Hahn to exhibit his never before seen art in solo exhibit July 18th

Andy Hahn’s newest art will be featured in his first ever solo art exhibit on July 18, 2018.

The exhibit will open with a free reception, including wine,  Wednesday, July 18 from 5-7 pm. The solo exhibit will run until August 25. Hahn will be displaying many of his newest works including pieces from his Contradictions Series, where he explores the dichotomy between what we feel internally versus what we actually express externally.

Hahn art on display in gallery

Free Opening Reception

Wednesday July 18, 2018
5-7 pm
Longview Farm Park
13525 Clayton Road
Town and Country, MO 63141

Sample Art on Display

Hahn painting blue wood pixel
Under Water Memory

24″ x 24″ wood pixel painting

 

Andy Hahn interview displaying painting from Contradictions Series
Poker Face

24″ x 48″ from Contradictions Series

Excerpt from Hahn’s interview in St. Louis Home + Lifestyle Magazine

Speaking about his new Contradictions Series featured above: “It explores the dichotomy between what we express externally versus what we hold internally.” He continues, “I’m manifesting this mainly through words that are obvious and visible combined with partially obscured words in the textured surface. It’s a study on human nature and our need for validation and the perceived perfection in our lives, in conflict with our innate inability to be vulnerable and transparent, resulting in a clear contradiction between the two.”

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Art-themed boutique hotel purchases Hahn’s modern art

The Current Hotel purchased one of Andy Hahn’s paintings for their art-themed boutique hotel experience in Davenport, Iowa.

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St. Louis artist Andy Hahn drops off art for the Current Hotel

Above: St. Louis artist Andy Hahn drops off art for The Current Hotel

 

Abstract 027 - Painting by artist Andy Hahn - Sold to Current Hotel in Davenport Iowa

Above: Abstract 027, acrylic on canvas, 50″ x 40″

Hahn uses texture and color to explore emotion while maintaining an aesthetic integrity. Hahn usually begins with thin layers of acrylic paint, laying darker pigment over lighter pigment. He then begins his process of manipulating and often removing paint to expose the light hidden within. To do this, Hahn uses his own hands, rags, or non-traditional materials.

 

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Come see my art at Shaw Art Fair Oct 7 & 8

I will be exhibiting some new modern abstract art this October in St. Louis at the Historic Shaw Art Fair.

Located on the tree-lined parkway of beautiful Flora Place at Tower Grove Avenue, the Historic Shaw Art Fair is one of the premier fine art and fine craft fairs in the St. Louis area. It is highly rated by art fair magazines and participating artists. Roughly 135 top caliber artists and craftspeople from around the country are selected each year to participate in the professionally juried event.

This year it was juried by Brian David Smith, a renowned painter and art faculty member at St. Charles Community College – St. Charles, MO, Melissa Whitwam, fiber artist and Executive Director of the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, MO, and Michael Parrett a metal and glass artist and Director of Community Programs and Director of Operations over the Grand Center location of Craft Alliance Center of Art+Design.

 

October 7 & 8, 2017
4100 & 4200 blocks of Flora Place
St. Louis, Missouri

 

Here is a sneak peak into some of the art I will be displaying:

 

Andy Hahn painting Webster Arts Fair

 

Red Modern Abstract Art Painting 127 by Andy Hahn

Visitors and artists will enjoy the festive atmosphere that includes live music, a food court featuring food from many local restaurants, and a children’s art area.

This event is held concurrently with the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Best of Missouri Market, which is located directly across Tower Grove Avenue from the Shaw Art Fair.

Dates and Times:

Saturday, October 7th from 9am to 5pm
Sunday, October 8th from 10am to 5pm

I am really looking forward to the show!

Come by and say hello, this is a great opportunity for me to see my collectors in person!

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I am exibiting my art at the Art Fair at Queeny Park

I am exhibiting my modern abstract paintings at the Art Fair at Queeny Park April 1-3.

Up to 135 juried artists from 20 or more states, the Art Fair at Queeny Park is one of the most reputable, longest-running art fairs in the bi-state region. Rain or shine, hot or cold weather, relax in the comfort of the climate-controlled Greensfelder Recreation Center. The Art Fair at Queeny Park presents a opportunity for the public to see and purchase original works of fine art and fine craft directly from the artists who create them.

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Art Fair at Queeny Park

Friday, April 1, 2016 5 PM – 9 PM
Saturday, April 2, 2016 10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday, April 3, 2016 11 AM – 4 PM

550 Weidman Rd, Ballwin, MO 63011

If you are around St. Louis this weekend, come by the art show and say hello!

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I will be exhibiting in “33October“ juried gallery exhibition

I was recently accepted into the 33October exhibition that will be at The Old Orchard Gallery in historic Webster Groves.

The exhibition is juried by Frieda L. Wheaton, director and curator of the Vaughn Cultural Center, a member of the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Art Advisory Committee; and has been a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Saint Louis Art Museum for over 14 years. The exhibition runs Oct. 23 – 31.

 

Opening Reception

Friday, October 23, from 6:00p-10:00p.

Old Orchard Gallery

39 S. Old Orchard , St. Louis, MO  63119

 

Here are the paintings that I will be displaying.

Abstract Painting 128 by Andy Hahn ArtRed painting Abstract 127 by artist Andy HahnGreen modern art by Andy Hahn - Abstract 131

If you are interested in purchasing let me know or view them in person in the gallery.

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Art&Air, here I come!

I will be exhibiting my modern abstract art this June in Webster Groves, Missouri at the Art&Air art fair.

Art&Air is one of the best art fairs in the Midwest, attracting artists from over 23 states. This year it was juried by John Nagel, Executive Director, International Photography Hall of Fame, Rachel Kranzberg-Miller, award-winning jewelry, with degrees in painting and fashion design, Anne Murphy, former Executive Director of the Saint Louis Artists’ Guild, gallery director, and artist and Yael Shomroni, Peer Juror, ceramist, potter, and active art fair exhibitor.

The 12th Annual Art&Air, the Webster Arts Fair, June 5-7, 2015, is set on the oak-shaded grounds of Webster University/Eden Theological Seminary in the heart of historic Webster Groves, Missouri (63119), just 10 minutes west of downtown St. Louis.

June 5-7, 2015
12th Annual Art&Air
Webster Groves, Missouri

 

Here is a sneak peak into some of the art I will be displaying:

 

Red Modern Abstract Art Painting 127 by Andy Hahn

Splatter style abstract painting #128 by Andy Hahn, orange and blue drips

Green, blue and orange modern abstract art 125 Painting by Andy Hahn

 

Art&Air, the Webster Arts Fair, a one-of-a-kind fine arts fair, is set in the beautiful park setting of Eden Theological Seminary, in the heart of historic Webster Groves, Missouri. It is conveniently located near Downtown St.Louis and Clayton. Art&Air, continually noted as a favorite fair among artists, because of unmatched hospitality and amenities, showcases many varieties of art, while offering delectable food, top-notch musical performances, and unique creative activities for the whole family.

 

Art&Air Webster Groves Art Fair

 

Each year, over 110 juried artists participate at Art&Air, which is often noted as one of the best art fairs in the Midwest. The artists come from across the U.S. and Canada, with a third of them coming from outside the St. Louis metropolitan area.

I am really looking forward to the show. I had a lot of fun last year at the Shaw Art Fair, and this one should be fun too.

Come by and say hello, these are a great opportunity for me to see my collectors in person.

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Behind the Scenes: Exhibiting at the Historic Shaw Art Fair – Part 1

Exhibiting at an art fair takes a lot of preparation. You have to have a tent, display, and of course lots of art. I decided to build my own display panels this time. I built them out of wood frames and thin plywood.

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As you can see, building the display panels took over most of my garage. I finally got them done, assembled and all the kinks worked out.

I also had to make about 40 paintings to fill the displays and have some back stock. I decided to exhibit by most popular series. My red and orange series is arguably my most popular to date. Many of my commissioned paintings over the years have been for similar bold and tonal oversized pieces. So that was a safe bet.

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My other series that I wanted to exhibit was my newer blue, green, gray and orange series that has a lot more drips and variation.

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You can also see some progress photos of some of the smaller 12”x12” panels that I made for the art fair. You can see that the one painting in the middle left has several layers of paint on it, but I hadn’t added the dark layers yet. As I apply the thin transparent layers of paint, they really start to show the depth of color with the texture on the canvas.

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Here are a couple of 4 foot by 4 foot panels I was working on. I love to work at a larger scale, because I love the statement that large art makes in a room when it is the focal point. Plus there is so much more subtle detail you can work into a painting when it is larger.

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A couple days before the art fair, I got all the art bundled together and packed to set up.

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The booth and displays had to be set up the day before. Displaying on a grass area always proves to be interesting; I had almost an 8 inch change in elevation from the front of the booth to the back. I am a bit of a perfectionist… All the leveling and tweaking I did when testing the panels out in my garage was a waste when I got to the event and had that unlevel of ground.

Early Saturday morning, I got everything loaded up and off to the art fair I went!

 

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Exhibiting in Juried Art Show – Good and Evil in St. Louis

Red yellow and white modern abstract painting with graphite marks by abstract artist Andy HahnI was accepted to exhibit one of my latest modern abstract paintings, Visceral Turmoil, in the juried exhibition called Good and Evil at the Art Saint Louis Gallery. The jurors are Tim Eberhardt, nationally exhibited ceramic artist, St. Louis, MO; and Nicole Dutton, artist, Curator, William & Florence Schmidt Art Center, Belleville, IL.

About the painting:

Working with the theme of good and evil, I created Visceral Turmoil a 24”x48” acrylic painting on canvas. I wanted to show the everyday struggle we all have to do the right things and make the best decisions. I explored the internal, even subconscious turmoil that we go through as good and evil battle as we are making decisions. By using aggressive contrasting colors, texture and graphite strikes, I depicted my perspective of what these moments in time look like.

Good and Evil Exhibition
Sept. 27- Oct. 30, 2014

Free opening reception for this exhibit will be held on Saturday Sept. 27, 2014 from 6-8pm.

Art Saint Louis Gallery
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
www.artstlouis.org

Mark your calendars and join me in St. Louis for the opening reception!

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