Featuring award-winning visual artists Lily and David Hatchett showing their paper and sculptural art works in the Great House.
LILY HATCHETT, award-winning visual artist, uses mixed media like a palette. She is a full-time artist, performance artist and independent filmmaker. Her Paper Grotto Live sculpture performances become containers for video, dance and music, pushing the boundaries of Butoh and Origami.
Just watch "…sometimes the paper dogs just takeover!"
"Life and art are both all about learning and acquiring new skills. Drawing provides me the means for visualizing my ideas. I work in various art forms: painting, sculpture, photography, video and performance art. My art is a playground of unseen realities that have to be rendered visible to become more than a passing thought. My essence as an artist is to open up imaginations. The imagination is the sandbox of countless possibilities. From breathtaking vistas to hidden places, the unexpected becomes art".
Learn more @ lilyhatchett.com
YouTube: Lily Hatchett (red channel)
MFA Hoffberger School, Maryland Institute College of Art
BS Interdisciplinary Technology, Antioch College
Sacred Heart Convent, Honolulu, HI
EXHITIBIONS - SELECTION
Shangri-La, Bonita Springs, art & performance
SBDAC, Ft. Myers city art grant show, art & performance
Five Points Festival, NYC
Yale Club, NYC
Miami Art Week Warehouse Takeovers. Wynwood, FL
Waterposse Gallery, NY, NY
Tincture Gallery, Ft. Myers FL
Grand Illusion Gallery, Ft. Myers FL
Rock and Paper, All Media Gallery, NY, NY
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Ft. Myers, FL
Patriot Dog, Southwest Florida International Airport
Flor 500, Florida plant species, FGCU
International Center for Photography, NY, NY
Times Square Dirt Show, NY, NY
Art Expo, Paper Dogs, NY, NY
Shoshanna Wayne Gallery, LA, CA
Ionica, Gab Gallery, Miami, FL
AJITA, The Station Gallery, Houston, TX
No Se No, NY, NY
Exit Art, NY, NY
ABC No Rio Gallery, NY, NY
Corcoran Gallery, National Drawing Award, DC
Baltimore Museum, 5 Maryland Artists
The Eva Hesse Retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in 1972 was a turning point for me as an artist. The material presence of her art transformed my observation of physical material into an internal, sensation based experience. It took me years to grasp the Hesse influence in my own work. Construction became central to my work, culminating in a solo show at the Charles Cowles Gallery in 1980, and the basis for all of my sculptures and paintings.
Found Object sculpture made an early imprint on me, stemming from my sculptor father, Duayne Hatchett. I make my sculpture with discovered materials from the construction industry. My childhood drawings or the black-and-white photos of my metal clad sculptures, are found materials that generate imagery for my paintings.
I was the costume designer for the Robert Wilson production of Parcival at the Thalia Theatre in Hamburg, Germany in 1987. Robert Wilson makes the sublime funny. This experience formed a major shift in my artistic evolution. My other theatrical work includes a male lead role in the Richard Rutkovsky film, Medea Media, as well as lyricist and singer in rock bands, spoken word performances, and dancer in the Lily Hatchett Paper Grotto performances.
Learn more @ davidhatchettart.com
BFA University of Buffalo 1971
MFA Rutgers University 1976
2011 Howl Gallery, Ft. Myers Fl
2010 Howl Gallery, Ft. Myers FL
2009 Ferrari Gallery, Cape Coral, Fl.
2001 Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn
1994 Farah Damji Gallery, NYC
1991 Souyun Yi Gallery, NYC
1989 Souyun Yi Gallery, NYC
1988 Souyun Yi Gallery, NYC
1984 Diane Brown Gallery, NYC
1982 Roger Litz Gallery, NYC
1980 Charles Cowles Gallery, NYC
1974 Michael Walls Gallery, NYC
1972 Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY