Inspiration of the day-Now Be Here: Connie Hatch

18 Nov

Now Be Here: Connie Hatch #49

Feeling inspired after attending the historic event Now Be Here at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. My goal is to feature every artist that attended, one artist a day. Considering the number of artists that showed up, this will take me two years to complete. I am looking forward to getting to know the work of each and every artist!

Your inspiration for the day- Now Be Here edition: Connie Hatch

Practice & Theory = Let’s Make-Up, 2006

From CalArts:

Connie Hatch is an artist whose work includes photography, audio, installation and narrative performance. She has exhibited at New Langton Arts, Capp Street, Camerawork and the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco. Her work has been featured at The New Museum in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She has mounted solo exhibits at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Mills College in Oakland and the Rhode Island School of Design. A recipient of The Engelhard Award, she has also received two NEA Visual Artists’ Fellowships, one in photography and one in new genre. She has taught at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, UC San Diego, The San Francisco Art Institute, California College of Arts and Crafts and UCLA.


MOCA LA- Permanent Collection

Whitney Museum- The Viewer as Voyeur Exhibition 

The Viewer as Voyeur Exhibition

From The Desublimation of Romance, 1975- 

Desublimation of Romance (begun 1975) attempts to 
expose, both literally and figuratively, the inherently 
sexual relationship between observer and observed that 
underlies the street-photography tradition. Hatch's work 
questions the uncritical process by which we identify with 
the photographer's traditionally male gaze. Hatch wants 
us to recognize her presence as a woman recording the 
dynamics of male looking; her work insists on the recog- 
nition that there is always a unique, sexed author. The 
Desublimation of Romance is shown with an accom- 
panying text that establishes Hatch's own position as a 
woman photographer and the position that we as viewers 
take up in relation to her. This is reinforced by the images 
themselves, in which the play of gazes within the frame is 
most evident.

New Museum


MIT List Visual Arts Center

SF Camerawork

Gallery 400

1-5 Gallery @ The Brewery

Chaffey College Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art

NY Times

LA Times

ArtPulse Magazine

Exquisite Acts & Everyday Rebellions

Columbia University Wallach Art Gallery

UC Berkeley Arts Research Center

Making and Unmaking Selves

The Woman’s Building

Los Angeles Daily News



Now Be Here NY Times

Now Be Here LA Times

Now Be Here Huffington Post

Now Be Here KCET

Now Be Here Art and Cake

Now Be Here Inside a Tipping Point

Now Be Here Film by Eric Minh Swenson

*The idea for Now Be Here came from the brilliant mind of artist Kim Schoenstadt.

*Connie Hatch – Now Be Here LA artist #49

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