A Tented Sky

Kristen Hatgi

February 26 — April 02, 2015

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

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<p><span class="name">Kristen Hatgi Sink</span><br><em>Flowers, Fruit</em><span class='media'>Pigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating</span>52 x 35in<br>53 x 36in (framed)<br>Edition of 3<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 by Kristen Hatgi Sink'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Kristen Hatgi Sink</span><br><em>Potted Plant Life</em><span class='media'>Pigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating</span>36 x 60in<br>37 x 61in (framed)<br>Edition of 3<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 by Kristen Hatgi Sink'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Kristen Hatgi Sink</span><br><em>Honey, Bees</em><span class='media'>Pigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating</span>24 x 45in<br>25 x 46in (framed)<br>Edition 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 by Kristen Hatgi Sink'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Kristen Hatgi Sink</span><br><em>Goldfish</em><span class='media'>Pigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating</span>52 x 35in<br>53 x 36in (framed)<br>Edition of 3<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 by Kristen Hatgi Sink'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Kristen Hatgi Sink</span><br><em>Honey, Oranges, Blossoms</em><span class='media'>Pigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating</span>30 x 24in<br>31 x 25in (framed)<br>Edition of 7<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 by Kristen Hatgi Sink'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Kristen Hatgi Sink</span><br><em>Milk and Honey</em><span class='media'>Pigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating</span>35 x 52in<br>36 x 53in (framed)<br>Edition of 3<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 by Kristen Hatgi Sink'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Kristen Hatgi Sink</span><br><em>Butterflies</em><span class='media'>Pigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating</span>35 x 52in<br>36 x 53in (framed)<br>Edition 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 by Kristen Hatgi Sink'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Kristen Hatgi Sink</span><br><em>Blossoms and Honey</em><span class='media'>Pigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating</span>30 x 24in<br>31 x 25in (framed)<br>Edition of 7<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry KHAT0010&body=I am interested in finding out more about Blossoms and Honey by Kristen Hatgi Sink'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Kristen Hatgi Sink</span><br><em>Strawberries</em><span class='media'>Pigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating</span>40 x 40in<br>41 x 41in (framed)<br>Edition of 5<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry KHAT0011&body=I am interested in finding out more about Strawberries by Kristen Hatgi Sink'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Kristen Hatgi Sink</span><br><em>White Flowers, Butterflies</em><span class='media'>Pigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating</span>30 x 24in<br>31 x 25in (framed)<br>Edition of 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 by Kristen Hatgi Sink'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Kristen Hatgi Sink</span><br><em>Pile</em><span class='media'>Video</span>variable<br>Edition of 3<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry KHAT0013&body=I am interested in finding out more about Pile by Kristen Hatgi Sink'>Inquire</a></p>
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Kristen Hatgi Sink
Flowers, FruitPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating52 x 35in
53 x 36in (framed)
Edition of 3
2015
Inquire

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Kristen Hatgi Sink
Potted Plant LifePigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating36 x 60in
37 x 61in (framed)
Edition of 3
2015
Inquire

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Kristen Hatgi Sink
Honey, BeesPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating24 x 45in
25 x 46in (framed)
Edition of 5
2015
Inquire

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Kristen Hatgi Sink
GoldfishPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating52 x 35in
53 x 36in (framed)
Edition of 3
2015
Inquire

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Kristen Hatgi Sink
Honey, Oranges, BlossomsPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating30 x 24in
31 x 25in (framed)
Edition of 7
2015
Inquire

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Kristen Hatgi Sink
Milk and HoneyPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating35 x 52in
36 x 53in (framed)
Edition of 3
2015
Inquire

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Kristen Hatgi Sink
ButterfliesPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating35 x 52in
36 x 53in (framed)
Edition of 3
2015
Inquire

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Kristen Hatgi Sink
Blossoms and HoneyPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating30 x 24in
31 x 25in (framed)
Edition of 7
2015
Inquire

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Kristen Hatgi Sink
StrawberriesPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating40 x 40in
41 x 41in (framed)
Edition of 5
2015
Inquire

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Kristen Hatgi Sink
White Flowers, ButterfliesPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating30 x 24in
31 x 25in (framed)
Edition of 7
2015
Inquire

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Kristen Hatgi Sink
PileVideovariable
Edition of 3
2015
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

  • Kristen Hatgi Sink
    Flowers, FruitPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating52 x 35in
    53 x 36in (framed)
    Edition of 3
    2015
    Inquire

  • Kristen Hatgi Sink
    Potted Plant LifePigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating36 x 60in
    37 x 61in (framed)
    Edition of 3
    2015
    Inquire

  • Kristen Hatgi Sink
    Honey, BeesPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating24 x 45in
    25 x 46in (framed)
    Edition of 5
    2015
    Inquire

  • Kristen Hatgi Sink
    GoldfishPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating52 x 35in
    53 x 36in (framed)
    Edition of 3
    2015
    Inquire

  • Kristen Hatgi Sink
    Honey, Oranges, BlossomsPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating30 x 24in
    31 x 25in (framed)
    Edition of 7
    2015
    Inquire

  • Kristen Hatgi Sink
    Milk and HoneyPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating35 x 52in
    36 x 53in (framed)
    Edition of 3
    2015
    Inquire

  • Kristen Hatgi Sink
    ButterfliesPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating35 x 52in
    36 x 53in (framed)
    Edition of 3
    2015
    Inquire

  • Kristen Hatgi Sink
    Blossoms and HoneyPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating30 x 24in
    31 x 25in (framed)
    Edition of 7
    2015
    Inquire

  • Kristen Hatgi Sink
    StrawberriesPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating40 x 40in
    41 x 41in (framed)
    Edition of 5
    2015
    Inquire

  • Kristen Hatgi Sink
    White Flowers, ButterfliesPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating30 x 24in
    31 x 25in (framed)
    Edition of 7
    2015
    Inquire

  • Kristen Hatgi Sink
    PileVideovariable
    Edition of 3
    2015
    Inquire