GALE HART Biography
Gale Hart began her career with an enduring passion to compile components into a whole. A childhood fascination with creating objects out of nuts, bolts, scrap metal and wood evolved into an intensely energetic creative drive. From monumental canvases to meticulous graphite drawings and functional sculpture, Hart's repertoire of visual images grabs, engages and speaks volumes about universal humanity.
Hart's functional sculpture parallels her paintings with the visual language remaining constant: narrative composition, ordered geometry and color choices. Validating the instincts that launched her creative career, found objects continue to hold limitless possibilities and appeal.
Hart states, I want to bring rugged, harsh, urban leftovers to live inside. My functional sculpture is rebellious: hard-edged and a bit dangerous. It is a comment on slick, modern manufactured furniture and asserts that we do not need to make so much stuff: we can re-use what we have. Seeing the beauty in industrial waste speaks to the risk-taker and the adventurous soul.
A narration characterized by humor, angst and sarcasm presents itself through a constantly evolving cast of characters in Hart’s two-dimensional work. Reminiscent of a candid snapshot, Hart captures an attitude at a particular place and point in time. The specifics of a personality are not as important as the condensed essence or vitality of expression. Through direct frontal gaze and exaggerated facial expressions, Hart conveys the difficulties of human interactions and the challenges of interpersonal communication.
Hart approaches all of her work with an eye toward artistic sensibility and technical expertise. Hart states, In addition to making aesthetically pleasing art, I aspire to bring a consciousness to my narrative and to the materials I choose. Alongside you, the collector, I strive to continually respect all.