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Hannah Barnes, Abyssm, watercolor and oil on linen, 16” x 20”, 2016

Call / Response

January 12 - February 16, 2023    |    Call / Response is a collaborative exhibition by Hannah Barnes and Susan Klein, two artists with a history of working in dialogue with each other. Barnes and Klein share a lifelong engagement with abstraction and a regard for process-based making. For both artists, making is a responsive act, guided by attentive engagement with the observed world and an embrace of their mediums’ unpredictabilities. In their collaborative projects Barnes and Klein mine the fruitful depths of friendship and exchange through sustained dialogue, playful improvisation, and intentional collaboration. This exhibition presents paintings, sculptures, and drawings resulting from two years of conversational and collaborative making.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.