Installation view, Collages and Box Constructions, 1969 to 1985, 2008

Installation view, Collages and Box Constructions, 1969 to 1985, 2008

Installation view, Collages and Box Constructions, 1969 to 1985, 2008

Installation view, Collages and Box Constructions, 1969 to 1985, 2008

Installation view, Collages and Box Constructions, 1969 to 1985, 2008

Hannelore Baron

Collages and Box Constructions, 1969 to 1985

September 16 – November 1, 2008

Leslie Feely Fine Art is proud to present Hannelore Baron: Collages and Box Constructions, 1969 to 1985.

Hannelore Baron (1926 – 1987), a German-born artist who escaped from the Nazis and emigrated to New York City in 1941, conceived small-scale works of extraordinary impact. She used everyday materials to create delicate collages and mysterious box constructions that evoke both the fragility of life and the power of courage and endurance. These intimate compositions read as universal expressions of human emotion. Baron produced works of beautiful color with her very distinctive touch. Although Baron suffered from severe childhood trauma and debilitating anxiety as an adult, her work shows a joyful energy. Although deeply loved by people who know her work, she still remains an undiscovered treasure to others.

Hannelore Baron’s work was the subject of a retrospective organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in 2002, and a show at the Guggenheim Museum in 1989.

The opening reception will be held Tuesday, September 16 from 6:00 to 8:00, and the exhibition will run through Saturday, November 1.

Press

The Daily Beast How To Make Hoarding Into Brilliant Art
07/23/16

Hannelore Baron’s sculptural hodgepodges—assembled from wood scraps, personal belongings, and other refuse—reflect the losses she experienced as a child during Hitler’s regime: before her family escaped Germany, their textile shop was destroyed and their home ransacked during Kristallnacht.

Bedford + Bowery At The New Museum, The Keeper is a Haven for Historians, Hoarders, and Humanity
07/21/16

Hannelore Baron’s found object wooden box assemblages look like they’ve experienced wear and tear because her family and their shop experienced the trauma of Kristallnacht, and Baron considered worn or splintered items items that have survived and prevailed.

ARTFORUM "The Keeper"

"Hannelore Baron's delicate, scorched-looking Wunderkammern feel as though they were salvaged from hell..."

The New York Times

Object Lessons: The New Museum Explore Why We Keep Things 

 

Curators at the New Museum have created an exhibit with over 4,000 objects that examines the carious wats we collect and own items.

By: William L. Hamilton