POSTER FRIDAY// curran hatleberg

I know it’s Tuesday, but this was literally my Poster Friday. And by that I mean  didn’t blog on Friday because I was traveling up to Yale to see the MFA photography thesis show—Specifically the work of Curran Hatleberg.

There was a lot of work that I really loved (and some I really didn’t), but I was happy to find Curran didn’t disappoint, which is always a fear when you have friends who are artists. I tried to get Curran to give me an artist’s statement, but he told me to look at the photos then let him know what I thought he was trying to say, which seemed fair… Actually it seemed like a trap, but I figured he was tired of talking about his work at that point. So, failing an actual artist statement, I’ll let you know what I loved about Curran‘s work.

Curran‘s work seems a little bit like Curran himself actually. It’s has a certain calm, or kindness, that exists within chaos. It’s like he looks through the lens and draws out a level of humanity. I guess what I’m trying to articulate is that I never feel like he’s objectifying his subjects, and that to me feels very much like what I know of the artist himself—I consider myself lucky, for getting to see Curran‘s work and for being able to count Curran as one of my friends… even though he’s ridiculous and can’t manage more than one trip to BK a year. Seriously Curran, what’s up with that?

Oh, and Curran if you read this can I get an artists statement to put up. Pretty please!


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