Breaking open the shell…

The one day art exhibit yesterday at The Hatchery in Badger was superb. The entire show was like one big installation piece….The strangeness of the space with abstract ethereal etching (not made by human hands) on the old window panes, the cut copper shadowed wall, a tiny rosy-lit room with a pallet bed made of insulation tucked down into a cow-dung carpet, a video hair cut in progress, a spoken word recording with intermittent rattlesnake rattling, painters and easels scattered outside aiming for hill and tree, the impressive marshmallow-roasting fireplace, and soft-spoken talking of past and present, nowhere and here and there and the art itself–human made, almost becoming secondary to the space itself, yet the reason for the day. I am glad I drove up the golden grass-draped hills of Dry Creek Road with friends, so very glad.


photograph “mind over matter” ©Elsah Cort

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Just made ten twelve new square images for the hatchery card series, all from photographs made yesterday in that surreal space. The cards will debut at the Kaweah Land and Arts Festival next Saturday.

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Some of the artists showing yesterday at The Hatchery were:

Robert Mertens

Jane Ziegler

Matthew Rangel

James Stark

Anne M. Klint


Matthew Hopson-Walker

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