Looking up (waaaaay up) from my coffee at Mandolin Books, I recently recognized a series of collages by Hannah Gelderman. I had seen her work a few months back in a solo show at King's University. I was struck by Gelderman's sense of humor. I had to walk up to each piece so I could read the title, often functioning like a punchline.
Much of Gelderman's work creates narrative vignettes by casting animals as people in various everyday situations. She is also a painter, photographer and filmmaker.
Chances are, you've seen some of Gelderman's work without knowing it. She worked with the Ninety Bears Art Collective at Nuit Blanche this fall to create a series of signs that interacted with camera phones.
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You can see more of her work at her website, http://www.hannahgelderman.com/