MATTHEW HANNA

Robert Bielat
24 x 19 inches
mixed/bristol
$400
Gordon Newton
24 x 19 inches
mixed/bristol
$400

Tom Phardel
24 x 19 inches
mixed/bristol
$400

Sherry Hendrick/Devil's Night
24 x 19 inches
mixed/bristol $400
Peter Williams/Professor
28 x 22 inches
mixed/poster board
$400


ARTIST STATEMENT
Driven by history, faith and fantasy I embrace a spiritual devotion to the ritual of art making pounding images into the surface with common tools and materials. Worked repetitively until the material becomes the content- recording and processing stimuli to craft a dense diagram of layered historic pictorial references to navigate.
Matthew Hanna

ARTIST BIO
Matthew Hanna is not driven. He drives. He drives a whole community of artists and arts organizations - so nimbly, so magically, most donít recognize his impact. Heís the man behind the curtain, pulling levers, creating thunder, making things seem effortless, look beautiful. Heís great and powerful, the wizard of art: making it, showing it, installing it, lighting it, packing it, moving it, thinking about it, talking about it, living it, loving it. Of course, heíd be the first to say heís no wizard, just a guy making a living. But we know differently. For over two decades, Matthew has been there for Detroit art: heís charmed us with his home-spun, subtly brilliant exhibition concepts; heís been a tireless under-the-radar activist for art and artists; heís been the muscle behind some of our most important art spaces; heís produced some of Detroitís smartest art; heís carried our work to points beyond; and he never says no. Even with a flat tire, five deadlines and a dollar in his pocket, heíll be there for us, with quiet fortitude and the next great idea. Heís the Detroit art communityís Professor Marvel. And donít you forget it.
Michelle Perron, Director Center Galleries

ARTIST CONTACT
www.rockyfordstudio.com

mhanna@rockyford.net

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