Opening reception photos from Hahn’s modern abstract art exhibit

A bustling reception kicked off the 5 week solo exhibit of Hahn’s newest modern abstract art.

Crowds grew and conversations were sparked as art enthusiasts and collectors converged on the opening reception of Hahn’s solo art exhibit. Hahn is exhibiting his newest works of modern art in his solo exhibit, including his Contradictions Series and Pixel Series, running July 18- August 25.

 

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Gallery information:
Open M-F 8am – 4pm
Longview Farm Park Gallery
13525 Clayton Road
Town and Country, MO 63141

Evening and weekend viewing by appointment: 314-810-6170

Contradictions Series:
Hahn explores the dichotomy between what we express externally versus what we hold internally. He manifests 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.

Andy Hahn - The Reboot modern abstract painting Andy Hahn - Love Me Not modern abstract painting

Pixel Series:
Hahn’s art has always had a focus on texture and that has played a key part in his artistic process. With his Pixel Series, the surface becomes the texture in a dynamic and contemporary way. He constructs, deconstructs and then reconstructs each pixel in an intense process to achieve the finished product. Reminiscent of modern day digital pixels, these paintings are both a metaphor for the focus on the individual and microscopic pieces that make up ones whole self and the obscurity of our memories of past events, either through time or repression. A sight truly worthy of beholding in person!

Andy Hahn - Under Water Memory modern abstract paintingAndy Hahn - Vivid Memory modern abstract painting

 

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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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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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My new art on display at Webster Arts Fair

I will be exhibiting some new modern abstract art this June in Webster Groves, Missouri at the Webster Arts Fair.

Webster Arts Fair  is one of the best art fairs in the Midwest, attracting artists from over 23 states. This year it was juried by: Amanda Verbeck, owner of Pele Prints, painter and publisher, Randi Chervitz, owner of Uncommon Threads, professional metal smith and jeweler, and Garry McMichael, an accomplished St. Louis are painter and photographer, who has been published in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, TIME, NEWSWEEK, FORBES, BICYCLING and dozens of other national publications.

This year’s Webster Arts Fair, June 2-4, 2017, 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 2-4, 2017
Webster Arts Fair
Webster Groves, 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

Webster Arts Fair, is a one-of-a-kind fine arts fair, 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. Webster Arts Fair is  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 105 juried artists participate at Webster Arts Fair, 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, and exhibiting new art never before seen by the public!

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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My New York City trip part 1

I recently made a trip to the big apple…speaking of Apple, I couldn’t miss their advertisement when capturing the Empire State Building from my hotel room. Good ad placement!

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I got a chance to see a few sites including Times Square and Central Park. It was cold and some snow left from a prior storm, but the city truly is amazing.

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One of my favorite parts of New York are all the great galleries and museums. I spent some time in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and saw some amazing art. Here are a few that I photographed.

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Barnett Newman’s oil painting “Concord”

In 1948, Barnett Newman began painting in a new and unique format. Abandoning the use of various other abstract elements on the canvas, Newman instead laid down one or more vertical bands usually with the help of masking tape. As you can see here, the tape was never removed. Makes you wonder, was it intentional or just because it wouldn’t remove cleanly like the newer blue painters tape that is loved by present day artists and home owners alike. Anyway, these “zips,” as he came to call them, became the organizing principle behind the work, the decisive elements that structure the entire picture.

Concord was painted during Newman’s most prolific year. It was shown at the artist’s first solo exhibition, at Betty Parsons Gallery in 1950, which was installed with the help of his friend, you may know of him… Mark Rothko (one of my personal favorites). The picture’s green layer of paint is uncharacteristically brushy, and it was perhaps with its atmospheric wash in mind that Newman titled the painting after the town famous for Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, where he and his wife, Annalee, had honeymooned fourteen years earlier.

 

 

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Willem de Kooning’s painting “Easter Monday”

Named for the day on which it was completed in 1956, this is the largest of ten grandly scaled paintings de Kooning exhibited at Sidney Janis Gallery that spring. In his review of the exhibition in Artnews, the critic Thomas Hess likened the works to “abstract urban landscapes”; indeed, in its highly textured surface, swooping lines of paint, and glimpses of newspaper transfers, Easter Monday seems to reference the whirling pace and gritty detritus of the modern city. The transferred newsprint, particularly visible at the bottom and top right, remains aligned with the edges of the canvas, enforcing the tenuous grid structure of the painting. Shot through with Rubensian fleshlike pinks and vivid blues and yellow, Easter Monday is a tour de force of de Kooning’s 1950s style.

 

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“Elements of Abstraction“ – My new art on exhibit

The St. Louis Artist Guild has a new juried show starting Nov. 20 and going through Jan. 02. Elements of Abstraction is an all-media juried exhibition curating works of art that use the elements of art; line, shape, form, space, texture, value, and or color as a main component of the final product.

I was accepted into the exhibit with a new painting (below) titled “Pixelated Memory

blue wood painting Pixelated Memory by artist Andy Hahn

Claire Ashley is the  juror and works as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Contemporary Practices, Drawing and Painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Elements of Abstraction
Opening Reception: November 20, 2015
Exhibition Dates: November 20, 2015 – January 2, 2016
Gallery Talk: December 9, 7pm

St. Louis Artist Guild Gallery
12 North Jackson Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105

(at the corner of
Forsyth and Jackson)

If you haven’t see their new gallery space, you should, it is really nice! Here is a pic below from their site.

St. Louis Artist Guild Gallery space

If you are interested in purchasing abstract art from me, check out what I have for sale on Etsy or you can commission art from me as well.

Let me know what you think about my new painting.

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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.

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

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New custom painting for couple I met at Webster Art&Air

I have been super busy ever since I exhibited at Webster Art&Air. I met tons of people who want me to do custom paintings for them here in St. Louis. As a St. Louis artist, it is great to see this much passion and demand for local and modern art. I have been doing, sometimes multiple, art consultations every week, and producing a lot of renderings and working with my collectors to produce one-of-a-kind modern art that is perfect for there homes.

Today I want to share with you some renderings I did for a couple here in St. Louis. They wanted a painting to go over their fireplace in their living room.

Custom art client photo of their living room by Andy Hahn

They wanted a piece that was sized just right and that incorporated some of the colors in the room. I put together these renderings and presented the concepts to them.

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I will let you know which one they picked and show you the final piece soon.

But for now, please tell me which one you would have picked and why.

And…if you or someone you know needs help getting a piece of art that is just right for their space, please contact me about doing some custom art!

 

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Sneak peak photos of my new art

I have been getting my art ready for the Webster Art&Air show June 5-7. Here are some sneak peaks at some of my new art. My mini panel paintings were very popular at my last show, so here are some photos showing my progress with them.

red canvas art progress photo by Andy Hahn

Here you can see me applying one of the first layers of red paint over the texture I had originally applied.

red canvas art progress photo by Andy Hahn

As I apply each layer, the depth of color and texture really starts to come out.

Modern art abstract multi panels by Andy Hahn

And here is what they look like when hung in your home or office.

What do you think of the finished product? I will be selling these at Webster Art&Air for $95 each, they are nice to combine and mix and match in any configuration on your wall. You can also buy some now in my Etsy store.

How would you display them? Vertically, horizontally, in a bundle of 4 or 6?

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