The Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park opens for the season on Saturday, May 25, 2024

Kirsten Hassenfeld

Kirsten Hassenfeld
May 28 – July 17
The Trustees of the Saint-Gaudens Memorial are proud to present the work of 2014 Fellow, Kirsten Hassenfeld in her exhibition, Arrangements, showing at the Saint-Gaudens Picture Gallery. Hassenfeld will be showing sculptural paper
works and other assemblages with which she examines the collective human relationship with the physical world in its natural and fabricated forms. Inspired by the decorative arts of the 18th and 19th centuries, Hassenfeld’s works are known for their intricate construction and innovative use of materials. In her most recent sculptural paper works, Hassenfeld uses materials gathered and recycled from yard sales and other renewable sources. These newest works employ the theme of luxury goods and lifestyle often woven into earlier bodies of work, while assuming the energy and aesthetic of the vintage and used materials with which they are made.  Kirsten Hassenfeld has exhibited extensively in the United States and internationally, has been awarded numerous residencies, and has had work featured in such
publications as The New York Times Magazine and Art in America. Hassenfeld was born in Albany, New York and studied printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, and the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. She now lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and son, and keeps her studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Arrangements will open on Saturday, May 28th with a reception from 4:30 6:00 pm and an artist talk at 5:00. The Picture Gallery is located at 139 Saint-Gaudens Road in Cornish, NH.

The publication for this exhibition: 2016 Kirsten Hassenfeld