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9000 Pins, 2019, Pins and cork
Hung Sello Tape, 2019, Sellotape and String
Hannah Ainsworth’s immersive and abstract sculptures explore the concept of creativity and play, looking at the moments when an object is striped of its original form and function, evolving into something new.
Working with everyday materials such as rubber bands, sellotape, pins, clingfilm and cork, Ainsworth repeatedly pushes, pulls, snaps and knots the objects, distancing their materiality from the original form. This performative approach to production explores not only the limits of the materials, but the artist’s own relationship with the work; considering its journey from drawing to installation and the limits this narrative can produce.
Hannah Ainsworth currently lives in St Albans and works in advertising in London to supplement her artistic practice. She has recently chosen to take time away from exhibiting to reflect and develop a new body of work. She has had solo exhibitions in Aedas Architects Birmingham (2010), Worcester Arts Workshop (2010), The Shop, Cambridge (2011) and Felden Lodge, Hemel Hempstead (2013).
Hertfordshire Open 2020
This artwork was selected for the first Hertfordshire Open Exhibition. The exhibition online galleries are hosted between www.uharts.co.uk and www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk and will be launched in stages throughout April 2020.
Over 180 artists with links to Hertfordshire submitted their work to be part of the inaugural exhibition. Chosen by an independent panel of judges, the exhibition features 80 stunning works by the 50 selected artists, creating an exciting mix of work by established artists alongside emerging talent and first-time exhibitors.
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