Tired of Waking Up Tired is a limited edition tea towel by Hannah Smith, available for pre-order here.
We are all in this together! We are cheering you on! You can do this! You are doing this for all of us! Give me a break. Everything is shit. Everyone is falling apart. Have you tried yoga? Yes. I do it like a million times a day. I’m doing it right now. It could be much worse! You're saying that if someone has lost everything and still has a pulse that they should be grateful they have their health? 'Staying apart keeps us together' or something like that. We are all in this togehjfioghoijdfisjg. Unprecedented times hey! Yeah, you said that already. Shut the fuck up.
Hannah Smith, Tired of Waking Up Tired, 2020, linen tea towel, 70 x 50cm
Hannah Smith creates sculptures inscribed with figurative imagery both sexualised and self-deprecating. She is interested in emotional connections sparked by spontaneity, and possible ramifications. Questioning functionality, these sculptures act as vessels containing painted nude bodies reclining, shitting, and squatting, with facial expressions of enticement which beg the question—how can these figures be empowered yet at the same time bound by the typologies and histories that define them? Her work reflects on the type of world we live in, where we rely on strategies of mediation to interact with each other to fulfil our fantasies.
In 2009, Smith completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Queensland College of Arts, and a Master of Contemporary Art at Victoria College of the Arts in 2013. After which she went on to undertake a residency at HAMTRAMCK CERAMCK in Detroit, Michigan (2015) after receiving an Arts Queensland grant. She has recently exhibited at Bus Projects, Melbourne; Kings ARI, Melbourne; Counihan Gallery, Melbourne; Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Michigan; and The Walls, Gold Coast.