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Inside Out: Hannah Burr


Our Daily Red is pleased to continue our artist-in-residence series, "Inside Out." Every other month, a new guest artist will have access to the platform to publish images and jot down thoughts about inspiration, obsession, creative failures and insights. Unlike an 'Open Studio' format which is predicated on potential sales, BR&S wants to provide the artist-in-residence with an outlet to place their practice in a more public realm, offering an expanded look at the creative process and placing emphasis on the time ideas and works take to mature. It is not expected that the artist produce anything finished or specific to BR&S in this time, only that they candidly share their explorations.

Introducing: Hannah Burr

It is my privilege to introduce our next artist for our Inside Out series, Hannah Burr. After meeting Hannah through friends, in 2012, I stumbled upon her exhibition in the Linde Wing of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Fresh Eyes. Hannah worked with nearly one hundred middle school students to record what they responded to when viewing the MFA’s voluminous collection. Her use of these physical materials to show fleeting interactions, creating organization in what otherwise would be the chaotic process, was brilliant. The patterns that emerged and use of color was both gorgeous and engaging.

Since then I’ve supported her Kickstarter art project entitled Whatever Works Book Project. This clever book of ‘blunt prayers to whatever works’ has provided a little humor to what otherwise would be a vast array of self-help books that border new-agey. It’s definitely worth a read.

Hannah is no stranger to Boston’s art scene. Her curriculum vitae is replete with substantial awards from the Massachusetts Cultural Council & Berkshire Taconic Foundations, to a MacDowell Colony Fellowship. Her most recent solo exhibitions include Fresh Eyes at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, PlaceHolders, at the Ganser Gallery in Millersville University, PA, and Attendant hosted by the Currier Museum in 2012.

Please join me in welcoming Hannah! Look for her first post as our Artist in Residence on Monday.

About Author

Clint managed creative content and design at BR&S from 2012-14. He is an installation artist whose work combines a technical photographic practice and a playful relationship between objects, light, space, and the viewer. He received his MFA from MassArt in 2008 and his BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2003.

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