16 - Hannah Tarr—Focusing on Process over Product in the age of Instagram / by Vivian Liddell

 Hannah Tarr and Vivian Liddell

Hannah Tarr and Vivian Liddell

Peachy Keen met up with artist Hannah Tarr on a sunny Saturday morning in July to talk shop. An Atlanta native who grew up under the influence of major art collector and patron Frances Cocke, she left town to attend RISD and drifted through stints in Oakland, Chicago and Ox-Bow before the film industry lured her back to her hometown with its tempting day jobs—where else can you be a standby painter on set by day and go to Def Leppard shows with Dave Bautista by night? 

We talk about why men should wear yoga pants, why Hannah prefers surf shorts, the zen of skateboarding, and how hard it is to resist clicking on butts on Instagram. All of this is, of course related to art. 

How do you stay focused on the process when there are so many images out there? How do you participate in internet culture without letting it dictate your path? Why are we still talking about John Berger’s writing from 1972? Find out—if not the answers—then at least our opinions on these topics and more in this week’s episode.

 Hannah Tarr Studio

Hannah Tarr Studio

Related Links:

Hannah TarrThe Frances and Emory Cocke Collection of English CeramicsOx-Bow Residency, Important Projects, PDF of John Berger's "Ways of Seeing", Sheida Soleimani at the Atlanta Contemporary, Camayuhs, Poem 88Muchacho

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 Hannah Tarr Studio

Hannah Tarr Studio