September 1 - October 31, 2021
From the gallery:
“Bio: Carol Hayman, photographer and printmaker, lives in Austin, Texas where she is a retired Professor of Anthropology from Austin Community College. She prints at Slugfest Print Studio, where her photographs become fine art prints or photo etchings, using polymer plates, an intaglio American French Tool press, handmade paper, and Charbonnel ink. She has exhibited locally in PritnAustin and WEST, nationally, and internationally in Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, England, France, Spain, and Bulgaria. Her work is included in the collections of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, the Woodlands School Art Trust, the University Health System San Antonio, and the Illinois Institute of Art Chicago. She has completed residencies with the Coronado Studio Serie Print Project and with the University of Texas at Casa Herrera in Antigua, Guatemala.
The themes deal with mythology and myth-making attached to objects and locations from urban legends to Native-American story-telling, with Greek, Roman, Japanese, and Norse mythology, heroes, sheroes, and super-heroes, in comic books, sci-fi tales, and ghost stories told around a campfire. The prints evoke indigenous ways of knowing through stylized, semi-abstracted figurations depicting a potential narrative sequence. Shadows of mythical stories haunt the landscapes, alluding to creation stories. The work suggests myths and daydreams in a dreamworld of cosmic nature, evoking notions of disappearance, deconstruction, and self-effacement. The mythological world is part of being human. These prints bridge past and present, the mystical and concrete.”
Artist talk: September 2, 2021
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