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Caroline Hatfield: Unearthing

May 25 - July 15

Exhibition Dates: May 25 – July 15, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, May 25th 7 – 9 pm | Gallery Talk 7:30 pm

Target Gallery is happy to announce Caroline Hatfield as 2018’s solo exhibition recipient!

Growing up in a Southern Appalachian coal mining community, the subjects involving environmentalism and land use have a lot of personal significance to Hatfield and she often recalls the region’s ironic juxtaposition of protected wilderness and mined land as a major influence on her work. Hatfield’s work explores concepts of utopia and science fiction through the experience of sites, landscape, and materiality in her interdisciplinary practice. Sculptural landscapes composed of industrial relics, geological formations, and mutable material obscure boundaries and accumulate into form. The combined objects and materials emanate an energy of transformation and process, often with a cyclical quality. Depicting elemental landscapes and geological force, her work references the sublime experiences of our world while shifting outwards towards a science fictional sublime. Foreign but familiar, the models, miniatures, depictions, and descriptions of alternative worlds offer a glimpse of potential found in the balance of presence and absence.

Caroline Hatfield received her BFA in Sculpture at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, and is a candidate for MFA in Interdisciplinary Studio Art at Towson University, Towson, MD.

The jury panel for this opportunity was: Jarvis DuBois, Independent Curator; Carolina Mayorga, D.C.-based Artist; and Victoria Reis, Director of Transformer.

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Start:
May 25
End:
July 15
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Target Gallery

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Studio 2 – Target Gallery
Phone:
703.746.4590

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