Hannah Levy

American, b. 1991

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Hannah Levy

American, b. 1991

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Sculptor Hannah Levy breaks apart and reconfigures often overlooked items to create subtly anthropomorphic combines that suggest the familiar detritus of the industrialized world. She uses the term “design purgatory” to describe the banal objects she repurposes, which include such trade materials as medical devices, pool handrails, and napkin dispensers. Most often rendered in polished steel and vinyl, the works seek to balance the elements of abstract sculpture and associative assemblage. In their combination of soft materials, often flesh colored, and hard metal, her untitled sculptures speak in the subtle language of medical and commercial design, finding metaphor for the human body in the machinery that mediates it.

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
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Biography

Sculptor Hannah Levy breaks apart and reconfigures often overlooked items to create subtly anthropomorphic combines that suggest the familiar detritus of the industrialized world. She uses the term “design purgatory” to describe the banal objects she repurposes, which include such trade materials as medical devices, pool handrails, and napkin dispensers. Most often rendered in polished steel and vinyl, the works seek to balance the elements of abstract sculpture and associative assemblage. In their combination of soft materials, often flesh colored, and hard metal, her untitled sculptures speak in the subtle language of medical and commercial design, finding metaphor for the human body in the machinery that mediates it.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
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