The Fluctuating Earthscapes of Frances Hatch

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  • November 10, 2018

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Frances Hatch,Fremington Beech Flurry, Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper, 22.5''x 30''
Frances Hatch,Ladram Red, Mixed Media on Archival Paper, 37.5'' x 52.5''

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Frances Hatch in Discovery: Contemporary Art Perspectives from England. The exhibition opens November 10 and runs through December 1, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, November 15 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend.

About the Artist

Frances Hatch is, in her own words, a “radical landscape painter,” whose artwork is rooted in her immediate surroundings. The artist’s studio is situated in Weymouth, a substantial seaside town in Dorset, and part of The Jurassic Coast. This stunning coastline forms part of a World Heritage site: its layers of sedimentary rock reveal the history of the Earth across 185 million years. Hatch’s remarkable paintings are dedicated to transmitting the transient beauty of tide and weather along with the ‘deep time’ present in its geology.

Hatch works outside. In addition to the limited tools she takes with her into the landscape, she samples and gathers various types of soil and clay found on each site. Her ingenious use of local pigments can be seen embedded in works like “Fremington Beech Flurry” and “Eleven Percent Moon.” Some of her work is made entirely from pigments found in a site. Each painting is literally ’site specific’ in both form and content. Her painting is an immersion in the perpetually fluctuating world of nature, and a participation in its constant metamorphosis.

Frances Hatch,Three Red Canoes, Mixed Media on Archival Paper, 52.5'' x 37.5''

Exhibition Dates: November 10 – December 1, 2018

Reception: Thursday, November 15, 2018 6-8 PM

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY

Event URL: https://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Frances_Hatch.aspx

Featured Artists:

Una D'Aragona | Ashley Hanson | Frances Hatch | Gordon Hunt | Laura Menzies | Julia Rowlands | Kate Walters | Melanie Young

About the Exhibition

Comprising seven artists, Discovery: Contemporary Art Perspectives from England is an ambitious digital exhibition that showcases a host of artistic styles. Ranging from figuration to abstraction, the exhibition gathers together works influenced by different historical periods, in an effort to demonstrate the sheer multiplicity of artistic values, ideals, and techniques operating in England today.

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.


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