Joseph Hartman : Statement

(b. Barrie, Ontario, 1978)

 

Artist Studios : December 8 - 23, 2016 

 

Since 2013 I have been working on a new series of photographs of artists’ studios. In each case I am documenting the artists' main work space. The photographs are an intimate view of the artists' personal creative space. This work area provides insight into the creative process and gives us a deeper understanding of their artwork. The artists are generally not present in the photos, as I prefer to let the studio reveal information about them. The studio spaces, the objects they contain, all tell a story about the artist who works there.

The project will be a survey of contemporary Canadian artists and will include approximately 100 to 150 of Canada's painters and sculptors. I will be travelling the country over the next year to complete this project. A book of this work will be published in 2017 by Black Dog Publishing, UK, along with a touring exhibition organized by the Art Gallery of Hamilton which will open at the AGH in 2017.

 

 

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