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HATCH Show opens Friday!

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The Terrestrial, The Celestial, and The Imagined Inbetween

A three-person exhibition by HATCH Projects Residents
Noelle Allen, Brent Fogt, Nicholas Sagan
Curated by HATCH Curatorial Resident MK Meador

Opening Reception: October 4, 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: October 4- October 24, 2013

In this HATCH Projects exhibition, resident artists Noelle AllenBrent Fogt, and Nicholas Sagan explore personal topographies. New works embody re-imagined surveys of land, sky and entirely new vistas that represent each artists’ interpretation of the terrestrial, the celestial and the lived-in, largely imagined spaces of creation and existence.

Oscillating between micro and macro viewpoints, Brent Fogt’s work pays homage to sites of personal significance in his collaged rain drawings. These works, realized in their largest format to date, are connected with the artist’s fiber installation and works on paper, composing a dynamic constellation of Fogt’s practice. Noelle Allen’s ambitious installation features a forged world of organic-like forms that simultaneously bloom and wither.  Nicholas Sagan’s prints of constructed constellations are viewpoints of a “fictitious astronomy that is not quite science fiction.”

This exhibition is organized by HATCH Projects curator-in-residence, MK Meador.

Noelle Allen
Born in Sacramento and now living and working in Chicago, Noelle Allen has exhibited her artwork across the United States and abroad in Italy and Germany. Allen’s art has been positively reviewed in the Chicago Tribune, Art Ltd. Magazine, and Chicago Social to name a few, and has had catalogues of her work published by the University of Pennsylvania and Paula Cooper Gallery. She holds a BA from Smith College and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Allen has been awarded a number of grants through Dominican University where she is an Associate Professor of Sculpture, and has been a visiting artist at Indiana Wesleyan University, Mills College, and DePauw University.

Brent Fogt
Born in Ohio, raised in Texas, and currently based in Chicago, Brent Fogt creates intricate drawings, collages and installations that reference plants, trees and microscopic organisms. Brent’s work has been featured in New American Paintings, Art in America and the Houston Press and in solo exhibitions at Austin College, Emory University, Indiana University and the Lawndale Art Center. He has completed artist residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Elsewhere Project and Yaddo. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

Nicholas Sagan
Through interdisciplinary, new media and traditional art-making processes, Nicholas Sagan’s work explores the parallels and paradoxes that exist between art, science, and culture. Some of his more recent experiments deal specifically with various mediums through which scientific imagery and data archives can be accessed and aesthetically interpreted. The body of work in this show continues a specific line of inquiry based upon research into astronomical surveys in order to visualize data in various forms. He has exhibited throughout Chicago and Minneapolis/St Paul and currently teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

MK Meador is a writer and curator living in Chicago. After relocating to Chicago in 2007 from her hometown of Nashville, TN, she took up work as a freelance art handler and worked with collections in auction houses, museums and art galleries across the city. As a writer, she contributed to Newcity and Proximity publications before jumping on board as editor for the (now kaput) online arts journal Chicago Art Magazine. In 2012, as the Event Manager for Floating World Gallery, she produced dozens of arts events, including the Unfolding Space installation that received coverage in Time Out Chicago, Curbed Chicago and Gapers Block. As a freelance curator, MK seeks non-traditional project spaces and has curated shows for the Chicago Art Loop Alliance, Chapel Projects and the NALL Foundation.

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