A Tented Sky

Kristen Hatgi

Kristen Hatgi

February 26 — April 02, 2015

Opening Reception
Thursday, February 26th, 2015 | 6pm - 9pm

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<p><em>Flowers, Fruit</em><span class='media'>Pigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating</span>52 x 35 in (132.1 x 88.9 cm)<br>Edition of Edition of Edition of 3 + AP 2 in edition<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry KHAT0003&body=I am interested in finding out more about Flowers, Fruit'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><em>Potted Plant Life</em><span class='media'>Pigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating</span>36 x 60 in (91.4 x 152.4 cm)<br>Edition of Edition of Edition of 3 + AP 2 in edition<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry KHAT0004&body=I am interested in finding out more about Potted Plant Life'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><em>Honey, Bees</em><span class='media'>Pigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating</span>24 x 45 in (61 x 114.3 cm)<br>25 x 46 in (63.5 x 116.8 cm) Framed (framed)<br>Edition of Edition 1 of 5<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry KHAT0005&body=I am interested in finding out more about Honey, Bees'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><em>Goldfish</em><span class='media'>Pigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating</span>52 x 35 in (132.1 x 88.9 cm)<br>Edition of Edition of Edition of 3 + AP 2 in edition<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry KHAT0006&body=I am interested in finding out more about Goldfish'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><em>Honey, Oranges, Blossoms</em><span class='media'>Pigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating</span>30 x 24 in (76.2 x 61 cm)<br>Edition of Edition of Edition of 7 + AP2 in edition<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry KHAT0007&body=I am interested in finding out more about Honey, Oranges, Blossoms'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><em>Milk and Honey</em><span class='media'>Pigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating</span>35 x 52 in (88.9 x 132.1 cm)<br>Edition of Edition of Edition of 3 + AP1 in edition<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry KHAT0008&body=I am interested in finding out more about Milk and Honey'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><em>Butterflies</em><span class='media'>Pigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating</span>35 x 52 in (88.9 x 132.1 cm)<br>36 x 53 in (91.4 x 134.6 cm) Framed (framed)<br>Edition of Edition 1 of 3<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry KHAT0009&body=I am interested in finding out more about Butterflies'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><em>White Flowers, Butterflies</em><span class='media'>Pigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating</span>30 x 24 in (76.2 x 61 cm)<br>Edition of AP 2 of 2 Ed. 7<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry KHAT0012&body=I am interested in finding out more about White Flowers, Butterflies'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><em>Jillian, Lemons, Flowers, Milk</em>80 x 60 in (203.2 x 152.4 cm)<br>81 x 61 in (205.7 x 154.9 cm) Framed (framed)<br>Edition of AP 2 of 2<br>2018<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry KHAT0013&body=I am interested in finding out more about Jillian, Lemons, Flowers, Milk'>Inquire</a></p>
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Flowers, FruitPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating52 x 35 in (132.1 x 88.9 cm)
Edition of Edition of Edition of 3 + AP 2 in edition
2015
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Potted Plant LifePigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating36 x 60 in (91.4 x 152.4 cm)
Edition of Edition of Edition of 3 + AP 2 in edition
2015
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Honey, BeesPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating24 x 45 in (61 x 114.3 cm)
25 x 46 in (63.5 x 116.8 cm) Framed (framed)
Edition of Edition 1 of 5
2015
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GoldfishPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating52 x 35 in (132.1 x 88.9 cm)
Edition of Edition of Edition of 3 + AP 2 in edition
2015
Inquire

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Honey, Oranges, BlossomsPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating30 x 24 in (76.2 x 61 cm)
Edition of Edition of Edition of 7 + AP2 in edition
2015
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Milk and HoneyPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating35 x 52 in (88.9 x 132.1 cm)
Edition of Edition of Edition of 3 + AP1 in edition
2015
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ButterfliesPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating35 x 52 in (88.9 x 132.1 cm)
36 x 53 in (91.4 x 134.6 cm) Framed (framed)
Edition of Edition 1 of 3
2015
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White Flowers, ButterfliesPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating30 x 24 in (76.2 x 61 cm)
Edition of AP 2 of 2 Ed. 7
2015
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Jillian, Lemons, Flowers, Milk80 x 60 in (203.2 x 152.4 cm)
81 x 61 in (205.7 x 154.9 cm) Framed (framed)
Edition of AP 2 of 2
2018
Inquire

Gildar Gallery is pleased to participate in the Month of Photography 2015 with A Tented Sky, a solo exhibition by Kristen Hatgi Sink running from February 26 – March 27th, 2015. This latest series of photographic works marks a distinct evolution in Hatgi Sink’s work. Both sumptuous and disruptive her images indulge in excess while indicating that not all is well in paradise.  Referring to a line by the lyric poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, A Tented Sky presents a captive world, where femininity and nature are caught in a cycle of desire.

The stage is set to resemble familiar still life depictions of youth, fragility and beauty. However the objects of attraction find themselves struggling against their roles in this exploitative fantasy. Familiar metaphors comparing supplicated feminine sexuality and a natural commodities, such as ripe fruit, fresh meat and raw honey are presented in such suffocating abundance that the expected stoicism of the image’s subjects is shaken. Jarred into awareness of their own implicated position, the women in Hatgi Sink’s images express various stages of reaction within a voyeuristic frame they cannot seem to escape.

As in the poem Renascence from which the title is drawn, within Hatgi Sink’s A Tented Sky, the protagonists wrestle with their own awakening. Some of the models attempt to dismantle the signs surrounding them, tearing, ripping and crushing these natural objects controlling their image. Others seem to seek escape through darker self inflicted means. However, like Millay’s first person narrator, a number of these young women appear to eventually embrace or succumb to their fate, consumed by a male-dominated fantasy. Perhaps as Eve eating the apple, newfound awareness has also brought with it self-consciousness. After the first bite there is clearly no return to subjugated ignorance, nor a direct path towards liberation. The resulting ambivalence of this provocative collection of images may prove the most unsettling vision of all.

Selected Works

  • Flowers, FruitPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating52 x 35 in (132.1 x 88.9 cm)
    Edition of Edition of Edition of 3 + AP 2 in edition
    2015
    Inquire

  • Potted Plant LifePigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating36 x 60 in (91.4 x 152.4 cm)
    Edition of Edition of Edition of 3 + AP 2 in edition
    2015
    Inquire

  • Honey, BeesPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating24 x 45 in (61 x 114.3 cm)
    25 x 46 in (63.5 x 116.8 cm) Framed (framed)
    Edition of Edition 1 of 5
    2015
    Inquire

  • GoldfishPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating52 x 35 in (132.1 x 88.9 cm)
    Edition of Edition of Edition of 3 + AP 2 in edition
    2015
    Inquire

  • Honey, Oranges, BlossomsPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating30 x 24 in (76.2 x 61 cm)
    Edition of Edition of Edition of 7 + AP2 in edition
    2015
    Inquire

  • Milk and HoneyPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating35 x 52 in (88.9 x 132.1 cm)
    Edition of Edition of Edition of 3 + AP1 in edition
    2015
    Inquire

  • ButterfliesPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating35 x 52 in (88.9 x 132.1 cm)
    36 x 53 in (91.4 x 134.6 cm) Framed (framed)
    Edition of Edition 1 of 3
    2015
    Inquire

  • White Flowers, ButterfliesPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating30 x 24 in (76.2 x 61 cm)
    Edition of AP 2 of 2 Ed. 7
    2015
    Inquire

  • Jillian, Lemons, Flowers, Milk80 x 60 in (203.2 x 152.4 cm)
    81 x 61 in (205.7 x 154.9 cm) Framed (framed)
    Edition of AP 2 of 2
    2018
    Inquire