Can jewelry save your life?
Not likely, but it does provide vital information, insight into our true selves, and perhaps hope for the future. Bold, graphic works in this series reflect Rebecca Hannon’s preoccupation with dazzle camouflage, warning coloration found in nature and secret languages associated with chroma. Baby blue components are interwoven with powder pink pieces. A modulated grey-toned neckpiece is interrupted by an unexpected burst of red. What associations do you have with mustard yellow or kelly green? Perceptions are confounded when recognizable silhouettes encounter jarring pattern. Lucky life preservers and buoys encircle a neckpiece to keep you joyfully afloat.
Rebecca Hannon, born 1973 in Washington DC, received her MFA degree at the prestigious Munich Academy of Fine Art in 2005 following a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Hannon has exhibited and held short and long term teaching positions internationally, and has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including a Fulbright research grant.
Currently, Hannon resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia with her Husband, young son and a Dachshund, where she holds an associate Professorship a the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University and works in the studio continuing her experimentation in ever more complex compositions of synthetic laminates, ceramics and precious metals.
Life Preserver marks Hannon's second solo exhibition at Ornamentum