Press / Artweek

Artweek, March 2007
Collette Chattopadbyay
'The OsCene 2006 at the Laguna Art Museum'
p.16-17, illus.

Hahn's wry watercolors, inspired by Persian miniatures, Tibetan thanka paintings, Japanese ukiyo-e prints and Chinese guardian figures parody Edo woodblock prints with humorous élan.Her postmodern Ukiyo-e Remix II: Revenge of the Tori presents a neo-Edo print shop furiously turning out prints. The painting casts birds as artists who work assiduously despite a Fat Cat that comes in hissing fire. Juxtaposing historical and contemporary moments, the work reads as a parody of the pompous citizens of historical Edo cum Orange County.