Sacramento artist Gale Hart unveils new work in the exhibition titled: Splintered
at The Urban Hive,
1601 Alhambra Street, Suite #100
May 18 – June 30, 2018.
Opening reception: May 18th 6pm-9pm
The titled of the exhibition, “Splintered”, refers to the current state of America and new work Hart has
been creating over this past year with wood salvaged from the Twin Rivers housing project. More than
one hundred trees were destroyed last year where a new housing development project will be
developed. Hart was inspired to make new work using the wood, when she saw the devastation of the
site, which she describes as looking like a “war zone.”
Using wood trunks and large branches, Hart has created a series of figurative sculpture, giving the wood
a new life that is meant to be hopeful -- a departure from her past work which is steeped in political and
social commentary. The sculptures, ranging in size from 3 to 5 feet tall, are expressive, radiating delight,
pleasure, and bliss.
“I am enamored with the chainsaw and the destruction it causes as well as the beauty I find hidden in
the wood,” says Hart, “I am humbled by the opportunity to turn something so magnificent into a work of
art. I rarely begin making a work of art with a material that is already this beautiful.”
Additionally, a series of new paintings by Hart can be seen for the first time. This last year she has been
working on smaller canvases with pen scribbles, pencil, and paint, and making work that is more
spontaneous. In this new work she is interested in capturing the emotions people experience in
everyday life – from stress to despair, hurt, distress, pleasure, relief, rage, shock, and more.
The exhibition also includes multiple pieces Hart created in collaboration with emerging artist Franceska
Gamez, a muralist and sculptor whose work has roots in street art and classical drawing.
Visitors can meet the artist, view and purchase the work during the exhibition’s opening three days on
May 18, 19, and 20.
Gale Hart is a self-taught artist. Her work has been exhibited in galleries across the United States
including the Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento; Bash Contemporary, San Francisco; Atelier 31 Gallery,
Seattle, WA; Gallery ten472; New York; and Sculpturesite Gallery and the New Leav Gallery in Sonoma,
CA. She conceived, curated and directed the 1 st and 2 nd annual exhibitions titled “Circus Show and Other
Atrocities” in Sacramento. She founded, directed and participated in “A Bitchin’ Space” in Sacramento.
Her work has been written about in American Art Collector, the Sacramento Bee, Sacramento News and Review, and Sacramento Magazine.
For more information call or write Gale Hart: firstname.lastname@example.org