SOPHIA HAMANN + MARCELLO RAGONE
October 14 - December 31, 2017
Opening Reception - October 14, 4 - 6pm
Gaa Gallery Provincetown
Gaa Gallery is pleased to present IN PROGRESS, a two-person exhibition from artists Sophia Hamann and Marcello Ragone.
In the gallery's main space Sophia Hamann will install HEFT— a deconstructed book of photographs printed on paper. A cosmos of over 180 pages, the project is comprised of photographs, film stills, and watercolors, all of which function as a rich capture of previous installations and projects, as well as original artwork in its primary iteration. Hamann's work in IN PROGRESS breathes with organic qualities of non-linear arrangement—the book can be read forward and backward— and fluid physical adaptation—the book is installed in unique relation to the gallery environment. With this work, Hamann explores the value in documentation and accrual, as well as the inherent aesthetic connections found in the multiple gazes of a singular artist.
Marcello Ragone will exhibit a series of video pieces that consider the various functions of human engagement with the physical world. Ragone's video work maintains a steady eye on the relationship between mundanity and profundity; on microscopic matter and related macro-intellectual concerns. We watch sugar dissolve; we count flies on the rim of a wastebasket; we listen to chocolate candies being sucked clean of their synthetic shells. The human is present in Ragone's work, acting as an agent of enlightened consideration of the small and often overlooked moments of human experience.
Sophia Hamann (b. 1988, Hannover, Germany) lives and works in Braunschweig, Germany, where she studied with Walter Dahn at the University of Arts. Hamann's cross-disciplinary work is largely centered around initial photographic processes and secondary concerns of applied color, sequencing, and sculptural installation. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Gaa Gallery in Wellfleet, MA, and Klinikum Wolfsburg in Wolfsburg, Germany, as well as numerous group exhibitions, including Realism, Reality, Real (360 Degrees), Gallery Mario Kreuzberg, kotti-shop, Berlin, Germany and Gallery Ч9, Murmansk, Russia; Wahnsinn, Kunstgruppe Köln, Salon Schmitz, Cologne, Germany; Stipendium Junge Kunst: Die Wettbewerbsarbeiten 2017/18, Städtische Galerie Eichenmüllerhaus, Lemgo, Germany; and Sophia Hamann/Katarína Poliačiková, Group Exhibition, Kunstraum haaaauch-quer, Klagenfurt, Austria.
Marcello Ragone (b. 1986, Friedrichshafen, Germany) lives and works in Braunschweig, Germany. Ragone is a graduate of University of Arts, where he studied with Walter Dahn. He has exhibited his work at Salon Schmitz, Cologne; Competence Park, Friedrichshafen; Baumwollspinnerei Halle 12, Leipzig; mhh-kestnerschau, Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover; KuBa-Kulturzentrum am EuroBahnhof, Saarbrücken; Halle Zehn, CAP Cologne; and Galerie vom Zufall und Glück, Hanover.