Caleb Hahne, A Place Only We Know, 2021; Hand-Embellished, Signed, and Numbered Limited Edition Print
Brooklyn-based artist Caleb Hahne transforms mental images and saved iPhone photographs into drawings that function as personal diary entries. These works on paper then become the points of origin for introspective paintings that encapsulate elusive memories. Hahne received his BFA from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, and has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver as well as the New Museum in collaboration with Adidas.
A Place Only We Know is inspired by a specific location on Oregon’s Sauvie Island, a destination which he travels to annually. Accessible by way of a rough trail created by him and his friends, the locale—lovingly recalled as a special slice of heaven—appears often within Hahne’s paintings. The image, wherein a softly lit figure traverses a path in the midst of slanting raindrops, projects serenity and bliss. On the hand-embellished prints within this limited edition series, Hahne has additionally layered on colored pencil and wax pastel markings, changing the hues of the skies depicted in order to project varying moods and tones.
Of this benefit series, he remarks, “I think that it is especially important to create a safe and inclusive community around identity for young people. Places like The Rainbow Umbrella Program help create a safe space for teenagers’ developing years and growing pains. Giving back to a community that is looking out for everyone is the least that I could do.”
This print series benefits Diversity Collective Ventura County’s The Rainbow Umbrella Program. Of the total net proceeds from sales of this print, 20% will benefit the organization and, as with all AFC initiatives, the artist receives 50%.
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