OBSESSIVE CONTEMPORARY DIVERSIONS
Slocumb Galleries (ETSU) / 232 Sherrod Dr., Johnson City, TN November 14, 2016 - November 21, 2016
In this body of drawings Hannah Justis's work explores the self-referential process of managing anxiety in a systematic means of creation. Within thedrawings, She reflects a visual consumption of repetition and pattern as a physical means of a personal resolution of maintaining a sense of control. Visually the drawings mirror an immense sense of subjective discipline, as it is within this meticulous process that she finds a resolution with her own anxiety. By looking at artists such as Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Kazimir Malevich her compositions have taken on minimalistic qualities and strict geometric groundwork. Within these compositions She has worked to create an organized safe environment as well as show structure and personal self-control. The physical process of creating work has grown to become an odd demonstration of itself and the systematic means of its conception in order for her to manage the needs for control in her life.