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THE EXPANSIVE PRACTICE of Maren Hassinger “connects humanity to nature through a range of media.” She transforms common materials, imbuing them with meaning and beauty. Choreographic rhythm is inherent in her presentations and is particularly forward in her latest.

New York-based Hassinger has created a collection of wire-frame vessels with feminine silhouettes. Swaying sculptures suspended from the ceiling and wrapped in desert-toned synthetic fabric present as otherworldly objects. Two more grounded on the floor and clad with grassy wire rope take on a more functional, utilitarian air. There is movement and spacing and a conversation among the works.

Elements of dance, sculpture, and fiber arts, disciplines in which Hassinger is academically trained, come together in “We Are All Vessels,” her second solo exhibition at Susan Inglett Gallery. It’s a profound statement: We are all vessels. While vessels may vary in form, by definition they universally possess volume and capacity. The latter is one of our greatest assets. Capacity for change, for knowledge, for creativity, for humanity. Introducing the works, Hassinger said, “We are ALL vessels capable of compassion” and “We are all equal. We share our humanity.” CT

 

“Maren Hassinger: We Are All Vessels” is on view at Susan Inglett Gallery in New York, from April 29-June 12, 2021.

For 20 years, Hassinger served as director of the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She invited three of her former sculpture students to contribute to the show. Works by Catherine Feliz, Bat-Ami Rivlin, and Joshua Leff are on view in an adjacent gallery.

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MAREN HASSINGER, Untitled Vessel (Beige), 2021 (stretch polyester fabric on steel armature, 60 x 24 inches, diameter), Armature fabricated by Michael Benevenia. | Courtesy Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC

 


MAREN HASSINGER, Untitled Vessel (Large Body), 2021 (stainless steel wire rope on steel armature, 67 x 54 1/2 inches, diameter), Armature fabricated by Michael Benevenia. | Photo by Adam Reich, Courtesy Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC

 


MAREN HASSINGER, “Amphora II,” 2021 (graphite on paper, 88 x 42 inches, sheet; 92 3/4 x 46 5/8 x 2 1/2 inches, frame. | Photo by Adam Reich, Courtesy Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC

 


MAREN HASSINGER, Untitled Vessel (Red), 2021 (stretch polyester fabric on steel armature, 69 x 61 inches, diameter), Armature fabricated by Michael Benevenia. | Courtesy Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC

 


MAREN HASSINGER, Untitled Vessel (Brown), 2021 (stretch polyester fabric on steel armature, 67 x 21 inches, diameter), Armature fabricated by Michael Benevenia. | Courtesy Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC

 


MAREN HASSINGER, “Tree Duet II, 5617 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles,” circa 1974/2021 (silver gelatin print
20 x 30 inches), Edition of 5, 2 AP, Photographed by Adam Avila. | Courtesy Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC

 


MAREN HASSINGER, Installation view of “We Are All Vessel,” Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC (April 29 April- June 12, 2021). | Photo by Adam Reich, Courtesy Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC

 

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