Dori Hana Scherer

 Dori Hana Scherer,  Nostalgia for Naught , 2018, aged poster, aluminum frame 45 x 24.5 inches,  installation view, Specialist, Seattle WA 

Dori Hana Scherer, Nostalgia for Naught, 2018, aged poster, aluminum frame 45 x 24.5 inches,  installation view, Specialist, Seattle WA 

 
 

Dori Hana Scherer’s sculpture draws from experience in the Hollywood/LA production scene of the film and television industry and the artificial ‘almost real’ poetics of television, movie, and advertorial sets. Positing tension between how abstract signs and objects can approach narrative when they immediately want to give way to become icons and digital cousins, Scherer mixes imaginary objects and landscapes with the immediacy of handmade and online ready-to-order production. Echoing the emptied-out dream worlds we build with technology, as well as the ideological ruins of Los Angeles as a perhaps increasingly obsolescent site of fantasy and projection, Scherer’s sculptures further explore how nature and fabrication collide.

 

In 2018 Scherer presented a solo exhibition at Specialist in Seattle and two person shows at Actual Size Los Angeles in Los Angeles and Twelve Galleries in Chicago. She has been in group shows at SOIL, and Valley and Taylor in Seattle and WERK in Los Angeles. Scherer is currently working towards her MFA at School of the Art Institute Chicago, where she received her BFA in 2009. Dori Hana Scherer  lives and works in Seattle, WA.

An installation of aged prints will be on view at studio e.