emerging artist: Taylor Robenalt

“Art has been an obsession of mine since I was a little girl. It
represents a part of me that I have a hard time placing into words
therefore I create.  It is intuitive and reactionary process. Often I
have a loose image of what I want to create, but allow for freedom to
respond to materials and form in the production of the work.  I use
human beings, flora and fauna because it is a direct way to illustrate
emotions. I use clay because it is a direct way to work with form,
volume and surface.”


Jeremy Hatch @ Greenwich House Pottery

“Matter of Time” (affection affliction)
APRIL 10 – MAY 8, 2015

The Jane Hartsook Gallery is pleased to present the New York solo
exhibition debut of Jeremy Hatch. Hatch, an artist based in Montana, has
done the unimaginable – cast a chain link fence. In this large-scale
installation Hatch has reimagined the space into a porcelain virtuosic
performance bisecting the gallery space with the fence weighted down
with locks. During the exhibition, visitors will be able to add their
own locks to the fence.

“‘Matter of Time’ (affection
affliction) builds upon my use of the physical and psychological
properties of porcelain as a means to explore themes of memory,
relationships, nostalgia and failure.
The installation consists of a cast porcelain chain-link fence running
the length of the gallery and relies on viewer participation in order to
complete the work. From a library of plaster molds, gallery visitors
are invited to cast a lock, inscribe it, and attach it to the ceramic
chain-link panels. At the conclusion of the exhibition, the fence and
amassed locks will be fired, fusing the objects together, serving as a
permanent record of the event.

Over the past decade the ritual
of attaching ‘love locks’ to public bridges, fences, gates and other
urban structures has become an international phenomenon. My interest
lies in the inherent contradictions contained within this seemingly
innocuous romantic gesture. The custom can also be seen as a form of
destructive vandalism. Just as sections of historic bridges are
collapsing under the weight of accumulated locks, my porcelain replica
risks a similar fate. Rather than struggling to maintain a sense of
security, it embraces the potential for failure and the realization that
vulnerability is fundamental.”—Jeremy Hatch

Jeremy Hatch is
currently Assistant Professor of Ceramics at Montana State University
and founder of Ricochet Studio, a design lab that explores the
intersections of art/craft/design by collaborating with artists from
various disciplines. Hatch’s studio practice employs a variety of
techniques and concepts linked to ceramics, from vessel-based sculpture
to large-scale porcelain installations, digital and architectural
applications. He has attended a number of international residencies
including the Takumi Studio in Japan, the European Ceramic Work Center
in the Netherlands, and Kohler’s Arts/Industry program in Wisconsin.
Since 2003 he has led numerous courses and workshops that focus on
industrial processes for ceramics: design and prototype production,
mold-making, and slip casting.

Gallery Contact:
Brad Parsons
212-242-4106 ext. 25
16 Jones St. New York, NY 10014
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 12- 6 PM or by appointment

call for entry: Reclaimed: Installation, Performance and Site-Specific Works Exhibition

Application deadline: May 18, 2014
Entry Fee: $15

Show Date: July 1, 2014-July 1, 2015
Open to: the use of clay must be included in the works in some amount, whether through material, imagery, or concept.

Contact details:
One Wall Gallery