Guest Artist: Hannah Mobley

April 6, 2024

1:00 p.m.

Hannah Mobley

Exhibition Statement:

This body of work, Collections, was created as the artist’s MFA thesis exhibition shown at Governors State University in Nov-Dec 2023. Exploring themes of treasured objects in our homes, Collections focuses on the significance of memory, attachment, and sentimentality of physical objects in our possession. Contrasting imagery of older collectibles, such as blue-and-white china, with modern collectibles, such as pez dispensers and snow globes, brings in not only a connection point for the viewer but also a cultural history of objects. Imagery of cabinets, both repurposed and painted, allude to the display and safekeeping of our own collectibles while acting as a collection in and of themselves in the exhibition. The viewer is encouraged to realize their own relationships to treasured objects and recognize their personal history with sentimental items and why they are so important to us.

Collections on view March 23 – May 6, 2024.