Elias Hansen at COOPER COLE

COOPER COLE is pleased to present This road leads home, a solo exhibition from Elias Hansen.

This marks Hansen’s first solo exhibition in Canada.

Elias Hansen (b. 1979, Washington, USA) studied printmaking under Master Printer Keiko Hara at Whitman College, Walla Walla, USA. His installations, comprised of an assortment of pipettes, flasks and beakers alongside rough-cut wood, rubber tubing and light bulbs, are interrelated in arrangements that reference the fragility of both the precious and the discarded, the authentic and the reproduced. His work has been exhibited internationally at the Maccarone in New York, USA; Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, USA; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA; The American Academy in Rome, Rome, IT; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR; OSL Contemporary, Oslo, Norway; COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada. He has also participated to the Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Japan. His works can be found in the Saatchi Collection in London, Fondazione Giuliani in Rome, IT, in the Coleccíon Jumex in Mexico City, in the Boise Art Museum in Boise, USA, and in the Seattle Art Museum in Seattle, USA. Hansen currently lives and works in upstate New York, USA.

Elias Hansen, There ain’t no other place to go, 2014-2017,
CFL light bulbs, glass wood, steel, cork, razor and nails, 40″ X 60″ X 15″, 101.6cm X 152.4cm X 38.1cm

Elias Hansen, There ain’t no other place to go, 2014-2017,
CFL light bulbs, glass wood, steel, cork, razor and nails, 40″ X 60″ X 15″, 101.6cm X 152.4cm X 38.1cm

Elias Hansen, There ain’t no other place to go, 2014-2017,
CFL light bulbs, glass wood, steel, cork, razor and nails, 40″ X 60″ X 15″, 101.6cm X 152.4cm X 38.1cm

Elias Hansen, It ain’t what it seem, 2012-2017,
CFL light bulbs, found objects, glass, steel, vinyl, wire, zip lies, 80″ X 88″ X 56″, 203.2cm X 223.52cm X 142.24cm

Elias Hansen, It ain’t what it seem, 2012-2017,
CFL light bulbs, found objects, glass, steel, vinyl, wire, zip lies, 80″ X 88″ X 56″, 203.2cm X 223.52cm X 142.24cm

Elias Hansen, It ain’t what it seem, 2012-2017,
CFL light bulbs, found objects, glass, steel, vinyl, wire, zip lies, 80″ X 88″ X 56″, 203.2cm X 223.52cm X 142.24cm

Elias Hansen, It ain’t what it seem, 2012-2017,
CFL light bulbs, found objects, glass, steel, vinyl, wire, zip lies, 80″ X 88″ X 56″, 203.2cm X 223.52cm X 142.24cm

Elias Hansen, It ain’t what it seem, 2012-2017,
CFL light bulbs, found objects, glass, steel, vinyl, wire, zip lies, 80″ X 88″ X 56″, 203.2cm X 223.52cm X 142.24cm

Elias Hansen, It ain’t what it seem, 2012-2017,
CFL light bulbs, found objects, glass, steel, vinyl, wire, zip lies, 80″ X 88″ X 56″, 203.2cm X 223.52cm X 142.24cm

Elias Hansen, It ain’t what it seem, 2012-2017,
CFL light bulbs, found objects, glass, steel, vinyl, wire, zip lies, 80″ X 88″ X 56″, 203.2cm X 223.52cm X 142.24cm

Elias Hansen, This Road Leads Home, 2017,
CFL light bulbs, found objects, metal, wire, 84″ X 72″ X 72″, 213.36cm X 182.88cm X 182.88cm

Elias Hansen, This Road Leads Home, 2017,
CFL light bulbs, found objects, metal, wire, 84″ X 72″ X 72″, 213.36cm X 182.88cm X 182.88cm

Elias Hansen, If you have to ask, you ain’t need to know,
2014-2017, Wood, glass, CFL light bulbs, 56″ X 58″ X 8″, 142.24cm X 147.32cm X 20.32cm

Elias Hansen, If you have to ask, you ain’t need to know,
2014-2017, Wood, glass, CFL light bulbs, 56″ X 58″ X 8″, 142.24cm X 147.32cm X 20.32cm

Elias Hansen, If you have to ask, you ain’t need to know,
2014-2017, Wood, glass, CFL light bulbs, 56″ X 58″ X 8″, 142.24cm X 147.32cm X 20.32cm

Elias Hansen, If you have to ask, you ain’t need to know, 2014-2017,
Wood, glass, CFL light bulbs, 56″ X 58″ X 8″, 142.24cm X 147.32cm X 20.32cm

Elias Hansen, If you have to ask, you ain’t need to know, 2014-2017,
Wood, glass, CFL light bulbs, 56″ X 58″ X 8″, 142.24cm X 147.32cm X 20.32cm

Elias Hansen, If you have to ask, you ain’t need to know, 2014-2017,
Wood, glass, CFL light bulbs, 56″ X 58″ X 8″, 142.24cm X 147.32cm X 20.32cm

Elias Hansen, Sitting close to the ground, looking for the sea, 2016,
Found objects, glass, light bulbs, wire, 67″ X 53″ X 15″, 170.18cm X 134.62cm X 38.1cm

Elias Hansen, Sitting close to the ground, looking for the sea, 2016,
Found objects, glass, light bulbs, wire, 67″ X 53″ X 15″, 170.18cm X 134.62cm X 38.1cm

Elias Hansen, Sitting close to the ground, looking for the sea, 2016,
Found objects, glass, light bulbs, wire, 67″ X 53″ X 15″, 170.18cm X 134.62cm X 38.1cm

Elias Hansen, Sitting close to the ground, looking for the sea, 2016,
Found objects, glass, light bulbs, wire, 67″ X 53″ X 15″, 170.18cm X 134.62cm X 38.1cm

Elias Hansen, Sitting close to the ground, looking for the sea, 2016,
Found objects, glass, light bulbs, wire, 67″ X 53″ X 15″, 170.18cm X 134.62cm X 38.1cm

Elias Hansen, Sitting close to the ground, looking for the sea, 2016,
Found objects, glass, light bulbs, wire, 67″ X 53″ X 15″, 170.18cm X 134.62cm X 38.1cm

Elias Hansen, After all that, nothing really seems to sit right anymore, 2014-2017,
CFL light bulbs, LED light, glass, wood, enamel paint, wire, post card, playing cards, photograph and drawing on paper, Edition of 3, 2 AP, 87″ X 69″ X 9.5″, 220.98cm X 175.26cm X 24.13cm

Elias Hansen, After all that, nothing really seems to sit right anymore, 2014-2017,
CFL light bulbs, LED light, glass, wood, enamel paint, wire, post card, playing cards, photograph and drawing on paper, Edition of 3, 2 AP, 87″ X 69″ X 9.5″, 220.98cm X 175.26cm X 24.13cm

Elias Hansen, After all that, nothing really seems to sit right anymore, 2014-2017,
CFL light bulbs, LED light, glass, wood, enamel paint, wire, post card, playing cards, photograph and drawing on paper, Edition of 3, 2 AP, 87″ X 69″ X 9.5″, 220.98cm X 175.26cm X 24.13cm

Elias Hansen, After all that, nothing really seems to sit right anymore, 2014-2017,
CFL light bulbs, LED light, glass, wood, enamel paint, wire, post card, playing cards, photograph and drawing on paper, Edition of 3, 2 AP, 87″ X 69″ X 9.5″, 220.98cm X 175.26cm X 24.13cm

Elias Hansen, After all that, nothing really seems to sit right anymore, 2014-2017,
CFL light bulbs, LED light, glass, wood, enamel paint, wire, post card, playing cards, photograph and drawing on paper, Edition of 3, 2 AP, 87″ X 69″ X 9.5″, 220.98cm X 175.26cm X 24.13cm

Elias Hansen
at COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada
March 18 – May 6, 2017

COOPER COLE