Hannah Gelderman Puts Animal Heads on People Bodies

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. 

Every Bike Ride Is One Less Car Ride Handcut Collage on Paper 2015

Every Bike Ride Is One Less Car Ride
Handcut Collage on Paper
2015

These Jazzy Tunes? Handcut Collage on Paper 2015

These Jazzy Tunes?
Handcut Collage on Paper
2015

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. 

Gelderman also offers collage workshops, with one coming right up at Harcourt House in May and another in the works right here at the Bleeding Heart.  

You can see more of her work at her website, http://www.hannahgelderman.com/ 


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