C’naan Hamburger: Vanitas at Charles Moffett Gallery




C’naan Hamburger, Wall Power, 2024. Egg tempera, pigment and scraped paint from the MET Breuer’s walls on panel. 13 34 x 9 inches (34.9 x 48.3 cm), Framed: 15 1/4 x 20 1/2 inches (38.7 x 52.1 cm). Image courtesy of the artist and Charles Moffett Gallery

Charles Moffett is pleased to present Vanitas, New York-based artist C’naan Hamburger’s first ever solo exhibition. Building on the artist’s Fall 2023 Hunter College MFA Thesis Exhibition, the show includes seven new and recent paintings rendered in the artist’s distinctive use of egg tempera on wood panel, alongside one sculpture of porcelain adorned with offset woodcut prints and drawings. Painted in minute brushstrokes of remarkable precision, Hamburger’s compositions leverage the ancient technique of egg tempera and the traditional genre of landscape painting to create contemporary vanitas pictures, pictures which grapple with the experience of urban decay, repair, and further decay.

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