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RSVP to the Onsite Reception: Friday, September 9, 7 – 9 PM

Caroline Hatfield

September 2 – October 16, 2022

Common Ground Gallery

I explore landscape as medium, rather than subject. The installations I create are ephemeral and contradictory, referencing the Appalachian region I grew up in, which is characterized by protected regions of wilderness alongside polluted, processed landscapes. With a speculative blend of fiction and reality similar to that of science fiction, I use the history of material resources to explore the relationship between ourselves and the environment. By creating an alternative ground to consider, human hierarchies involving presence and absence, potential and waste, and mediations and boundaries can soften and reconfigure.

Caroline Hatfield’s creative practice utilizes sculpture, installation, and extended media to explore themes of landscape and science fiction. After completing a Sculpture BFA at The University of Tennessee, she earned an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studio Art from Towson University. Hatfield has been included in numerous publications and has exhibited artwork nationally at venues such as The Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC and The Delaware Contemporary in Wilmington, DE. Recent solo exhibitions include “Land and Water” at 500 X Gallery in Dallas, TX and “Unearthing” at Target Gallery in Alexandria, VA. She is a recipient of the Trawick Contemporary Art Prize as well as a South Arts Cross-Sector Impact Grant among many other honors and awards. Hatfield has recently been appointed Assistant Professor and Area Coordinator of Sculpture at Mississippi State University.

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