Method of Fastening September 2017

On September 23rd, 3017  Lost & Foundry Studios presents Method of Fastening, a solo exhibition by Jeff Hantman.  This exhibition is Jeff’s first major show since his 2013 residency at Recology.  The solo show consists of a group of assemblages and free standing sculpture made with reclaimed wood and plywood.  The plywood is often bent and adhered to an internal structure that forms curved organic shapes.  He incorporates woodworking, printmaking, laser etching, and CAD to create each piece.  Weathered, oil stained scraps of wood combined with screenprinted illustrations and Xerox transferred diagrams build a narrative.  He is drawn to objects that have visible signs of use that show a physical history such as old faded plywood, worn laminate flooring from old houses and scratched Formica table tops.


Jeff Hantman received a BFA in printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1995 and has been living and working in the Bay Area for over 20 years.  He has been awarded residencies at Djerassi, Krems Austria, Recology, and was a KALA Fellowship Artist.  He has exhibited work at the KALA Art Institute, The Compound Gallery, Napa Valley Museum, The de Saisset Museum, and NIAD.