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SOPHIA HAMANN + MARCELLO RAGONE IN PROGRESS
October 14, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Gaa Gallery is pleased to present IN PROGRESS, a two-person exhibition from artists Sophia
Hamann and Marcello Ragone.
In the gallery's main space Sophia Hamann will install HEFT— a deconstructed book
of photographs printed on paper. A cosmos of over 180 pages, the project is comprised of
photographs, film stills, and watercolors, all of which function as a rich capture of previous installations
and projects, as well as original artwork in its primary iteration. Hamann's work in IN PROGRESS
breathes with organic qualities of non-linear arrangement—the book can be read forward
and backward— and fluid physical adaptation—the book is installed in unique relation to the
gallery environment. With this work, Hamann explores the value in documentation and accrual, as
well as the inherent aesthetic connections found in the multiple gazes of a singular artist.
Marcello Ragone will exhibit a series of video pieces that consider the various functions of human
engagement with the physical world. Ragone's video work maintains a steady eye on the relationship
between mundanity and profundity; on microscopic matter and related macro-intellectual concerns.
We watch sugar dissolve; we count flies on the rim of a wastebasket; we listen to chocolate
candies being sucked clean of their synthetic shells. The human is present in Ragone's work, acting
as an agent of enlightened consideration of the small and often overlooked moments of human
Sophia Hamann (b. 1988, Hannover, Germany) lives and works in Braunschweig, Germany, where she
studied with Walter Dahn at the University of Arts. Hamann's cross-disciplinary work is largely
centered around initial photographic processes and secondary concerns of applied color, sequencing,
and sculptural installation. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Gaa Gallery in Wellfleet,
MA, and Klinikum Wolfsburg in Wolfsburg, Germany, as well as numerous group exhibitions, including
Realism, Reality, Real (360 Degrees), Gallery Mario Kreuzberg, kotti-shop, Berlin, Germany and Gallery
Ч9, Murmansk, Russia; Wahnsinn, Kunstgruppe K.ln, Salon Schmitz, Cologne, Germany; Stipendium
Junge Kunst: Die Wettbewerbsarbeiten 2017/18, St.dtische Galerie Eichenmüllerhaus, Lemgo,
Germany; and Sophia Hamann/Katar.na Poliačikov., Group Exhibition, Kunstraum haaaauch-quer,
Marcello Ragone (b. 1986, Friedrichshafen, Germany) lives and works in Braunschweig, Germany.
Ragone is a graduate of University of Arts, where he studied with Walter Dahn. He has exhibited his
work at Salon Schmitz, Cologne; Competence Park, Friedrichshafen; Baumwollspinnerei Halle 12,
Leipzig; mhh-kestnerschau, Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover; KuBa-Kulturzentrum am EuroBahnhof,
Saarbrücken; Halle Zehn, CAP Cologne; and Galerie vom Zufall und Glück, Hanover.