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Jill Friedman
El Anatsui

Fred Hatt

Fredhatt-2011-awakeningFred Hatt works large and fluidly. His energetic and graceful drawings of the human form are almost abstract in their grace and harmony.  Each piece is a portrait of one model. These are not different bodies sharing a setting, but different moments exposed on the same emulsion.

"When I am drawing, I am close to the large paper and cannot see the overall pattern. I am down in it, exploring whatever passage I have found for the moment. Later, looking at the drawing from a distance, I see it abstractly, as veins of color in a crystal, or as objects in a whirlwind. Then the eye discovers a face or part of a body, and that is an opening into the image, which can be traveled like a path through the woods, or like a strand of thought through the din of the chattering mind."

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