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
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.
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.
Now Be Here NY Times
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Now Be Here KCET
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*Connie Hatch – Now Be Here LA artist #49