My sculpture and paintings focus on the perception of women in contemporary society, as well as their historical and mythological portrayal. Based on the female figure, my practice is rooted in the mastery of various techniques, including welding, soldering, assemblage, and wood carving, with a strong emphasis on conceptual content. My most recent work investigates the objectification of women---how far we've come, and how far we have to go. Exploring female sexuality and empowerment, earlier representation sculptural work is informed by Renaissance art, Surrealism, and mythology. It embraces a variety of media including cast bronze, resin, welded steel ,brass, carved wood and found object assemblage.
I am interested in asserting women's equality, as well as the study of woman as a metaphorical image. Whether evocative of nature, steeped in religion, or cloaked in other cultural references, the subjects of my work are often simultaneously beautiful and fractured, vulnerable yet powerful.
Hart has shown her work at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond Virginia, The Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY, Westbeth Gallery, NYC and many others. She has had one person shows at SOHO20 Gallery, NYC, Azarian McCullought Gallery, Sparkill, NY, Broadfoot and Broadfoot, Boonton, NJ and Julie Artisan Gallery, NYC.
Polymer clay, tupelo wood, brass, steel, glass eyes, costume jewelry, pigment and found object assemblage.
64” x 32” x 14"
Brass, steel, polymer clay, glass eyes, pigment and patina with found object assemblage
38” x 18” x 27"
ADAM & EVE
Oil on canvas with collage, fabricated brass and aluminum frame with found objects.
49” x 45” x 1.5”
Resin, brass, silver and found object assemblage
21” x 9” x 10”
Resin, steel, brass, pigment, and found object assemblage
47” x 24” x 19"
BIRTH OF EVE
Water fountain and brass mobiles: powder coated steel, bronze, brass, water, pebbles, rock and found object assemblage
63” x 29” x 49"
Two pedestal sculptures that stand together: Bronze, brass, polymer clay, wood, gold foil, black marker and found object assemblage
71” x 25” x 9.5"
Resin, brass, glass eyes, pigment and found object assemblage
37” x 66” x 7”