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Thu, Oct 26


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Contemporary Camouflage by Rebecca Hannon

This Nova Scotia artist discusses the role of colour in her work and how the application of colour and pattern affects our perception of 3D form.

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Contemporary Camouflage by Rebecca Hannon
Contemporary Camouflage by Rebecca Hannon

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Oct 26, 2023, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT

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About the event


It began with the discovery of confounding zig zag patterns known as “Dazzle Camouflage” painted on WWI warships. Jeweler and educator Rebecca Hannon thought the Arthur Lismer’s painting of the “Olympic with Returned Soldiers” was a contemporary art intervention in an otherwise staid room of historical paintings at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic glimpsed 14 years prior. In the years following, Hannon has researched the history and application of this quasi-scientific phenomenon and explored how the application of color and pattern affects our perception of 3D form. This artist talk will follow a color journey that is unique for a classically trained goldsmith whose contemporary adornment is made from interlocked precision cut Formica laminate. Threads woven through this journey include warning coloration and mimicry found in nature, the development of camouflage and experimental approaches to exhibiting three-dimensional works.


Rebecca Hannon is an associate professor of jewellery design and metalsmithing and co-director of the Dr. Sandra Alfoldy Craft Institute at NSCAD University. She holds a Diploma/MFA from Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, Germany (2005) and a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island, USA (1995).


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