Conor Hartman

Untitled and Sampler_Conor Hartman_12x12

Untitled
cotton thread on silk.
12" x 12"
 

Sampler
acrylic yarn on monks cloth.
dimensions varied

I was originally attracted to fiber art because of my own personal history with the medium, but also society’s perception of these crafts and how I could distort that   through context. I’m pairing these mediums with explicit gay imagery to compare the   specific ideas we have of these two concepts. I’ve used certain aesthetic elements to elicit   a subconscious joy response, like bright saturated colors, so if the viewer is put off by the   piece because of the subject matter the experience is still partially a positive one. By   abstracting the pieces with color and form the images are hidden until further investigation to mimic the experience of queer people who have had to be hidden from   the public’s eye. To recontextualize my fiber work I’ve experimented with presentation   styles like stretching pieces over a frame to put them in the same language as traditional   western painting.     

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Overview
acrylic yarn on monks cloth, cotton thread on silk.
dimensions varied

Sampler.HEIC

Sampler
detail, 1

Sampler-Detail2.HEIC

Sampler
detail, 2

Sampler-Detail1.HEIC

Sampler
detail, 3

White on White
cotton thread on silk.
12" x 12" each

The Kiss
acrylic yarn on monks cloth.
20" x 16"