Karen Hanmer “To Serve and Protect: Containers, Conveyances, and Cosmic Happenings”
Karen Hanmer (Glenview, IL)
To Serve and Protect: Containers, conveyances, and cosmic happenings
Sewn Boards binding. Pigment inkjet prints on Mohawk Superfine, covered in full, custom psychedelic marbled paper by Pamela Smith, Bugra double folio endsheets. Presented in slipcase with marbled paper accent, numbered 1-40.
Edition of 100
Dimensions open: 7 x 10 x .25”
Dimensions closed: 7 x 5 x .25”
To Serve and Protect: Containers, conveyances, and cosmic happenings began as a response to the theme “vessel.” Vehicles, containers for food, and other period receptacles provide a framework for the artist’s musings on life in the 1960s and 1970s. Ostensibly about banal period items such as the wicker-wrapped chianti bottle, electric frying pan and Chevy Nova, thirteen micro essays touch on Vietnam, fashion, the Cold War, cuisine, the economy, the women’s liberation movement, and other issues reflecting Americans’ perseverance, and our often misguided quest for peace and stability.