“Being Invisible” by Ellen Hanauer. COURTESY 73 SEE

A new exhibition, “TRANSFORM: A Continued Exploration of Evolution,” opened on Sunday, July 1, at 73 See Gallery & Design Studio, 73 Pine St. The artist will give a talk on Sunday, July 29, 3 p.m., and the exhibition will be open through Aug. 12

This installation by Ellen Hanauer is designed to reflect “times in our lives when the floor drops unexpectedly from under our feet and propels us on a dark journey,” according to a release. Hanauer states, “This exhibit is an emotional recollection of transformation, which begins in the abyss and evolves to place where potential is limitless. I have chosen to use fiber as my medium, as it brings an unthreatening quality to this provocative and sometimes uncomfortable subject. Emerging from the darkness enables possibilities that can only be discovered through the path of deconstruction and reconstruction.”

 Hanauer is a sculptor and installation artist who has focused much of her work on science-based art, gender issues, interior spatial relationships of the natural world and the psychological effects of the human condition. In the past four years, she has worked primarily in fiber and digital arts.  Hanauer has exhibited nationally in museums, universities, and galleries and has had several one-person exhibitions including recent solos at the Noyes Museum in New Jersey and in Montsalvat in Eltham, Victoria, Australia. In 2019, she will have a solo exhibition under blacklight at Chashama.  Hanauer recently completed an artist residency at Iowa Lakeside Lab, a biodiversity lab, where she worked with ecologists, aquatic ecologists, and the diatom research team. Her work will be included in the 3rd BioMedical Conference, Sophia, Bulgaria this year. She has been awarded the First Theoretical Prize from Oxford University, UK, and has received many national commissions including those installed in Rockefeller Center and Riverside Park, NYC. Her work is in the permanent collections of The Noyes Museum of Art, NJ; Montclair Art Museum Education Collection, NJ; (the late) Ivan Karp, OK Harris Gallery, NY; The Princeton Review, NY; Organon, NJ; Lynda Zycherman, Chief Conservator of Sculpture, MoMA, NY; Kevah Konner Bus Company, NJ; Tarpon Springs FL, Atlanticare Foundation NJ, and National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC.

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