January 31st - February 14th, 2019
Reflection means different things to different people. For some, time with themselves is the only way to survey their story – ruminating where they have been, their illusions and oversights, what has helped or hindered them to thrive, and who they have become is the path to speculating, finally, where they want to go. Yet for others, pausing longer to look is a daunting task in a world that feels overwhelming with possibilities, avenues, and trajectories. Still in these and all other ways of looking back and ahead, -if- you make a choice, -then- you must live with it.
“If, Then” physically and metaphorically explores many processes of reflection on personal narratives both real and imagined. It questions the power that these narratives hold in our own psyches and thus in our physical world. It examines the potential of our own grit in the face of adversity and yet in the same way, it reveals the strength that our own sorrows can just as easily attain. These artworks consider how we reconcile with who we were, who we could have been, who we are, and what we think we want to be – in neatness and in disarray.
Hannah Ronan-Daniell is a sculptor currently pursuing her Masters in Art History at the University of Denver.