Elliot Smith Gallery 1992- The Refugees

Text from the St. Louis Post Dispatch June 6, 1992
By Carol Ferring Shepley

…..With so much movement and color, these abstract pieces seem happy and decorative although they bear a somber message. At the time she was making them, Hall read extensively about the plight of the Haitian refugees. She is fascinated by the region and has sailed……to almost every island in the Caribbean but Haiti…..

The irony of bright, happy shapes and colors overlaying a forbidding message is analogous to the sociology of the Caribbean. There, beaches, sunshine and smiles contrast with the poverty and privation of many of the inhabitants….

Afraid to Stop in Haiti 63 x 96” 1987
Printed, constructed, handmade paper, painting pulp

Bajo 63 x 963 “ 1989
Printed, constructed, handmade paper, painting pulp

Fe Ti Back 62 x 68” 1992
Printed, constructed, handmade paper, painting pulp

Guantanamo 96 x 144” 1992
Printed, constructed, handmade paper, painting pulp

Foruja 84 x 108” 1991
Printed, constructed, handmade paper, painting pulp

Domino 63 x 76” 1992
Printed, constructed, handmade paper, painting pulp

M’ap Vini 64 x 77” 1992
Printed, constructed, handmade paper, painting pulp

Nan Ginen 108 x 72” 1992
Printed, constructed, handmade paper, painting pulp