Exhibitions | Hannah Banciella

Artist: Hannah Banciella | Location: Miami, FL

Communing with Poppies

January 19 - March 8, 2024

Communing with Poppies is an immersive, site-specific installation, with larger-than-life charcoal drawings illustrating a fantastical dream state. The fifteen-foot-tall self-portraits describe two distinct personalities representing different facets of inner life and play with the ideas of power and powerlessness. The figures dressed in black gowns describe a harmful and unpredictable dream world, and the figures in white lace convey a wish for control and the desire for peace. The paper doll cut-out technique brings the viewer back to an age of innocence before being encumbered by worldly clamor. The work is to be read as a sequential narrative.


Join us for an opening reception on January 19th from 6-8PM. Following the reception, Jones-Carter Gallery will be open Tuesday – Saturday from 11AM to 5PM. Admission is free.

Note: This exhibition finished hanging on March 8, 2024.

Hannah Banciella

Miami, FL

Hannah Banciella is a multimedia artist, working within drawing, bookmaking, ceramics, and textiles. Hannah received her BFA in drawing at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL along with a ceramics certificate. Her work places self-portraits within plant-covered environments. The plant life captures the duality of these expansive natural environments; both alluring and unsettling. The self-portraits represent the confrontation of past selves: dealing with, giving in, and letting go of harmful thoughts and actions. The works are paired with poems that expand on the narrative and emotion present in each piece. She takes inspiration from inventive poets and artists such as Sylvia Plath, Louise Glück, and Katherine Bradford in the way they are able to create an immersive world within their poems or paintings through written imagery, playfulness, and mark-making.

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