Friday, September 9, 2016

COALTOWN: at Terrain Exhibitions, Oak Park, IL

My installation COALTOWN is now on show at Terrain Exhibitions, an experimental outdoor art space in Oak Park, Illinois (which is adjacent to Chicago going west). I spent a long day in the studio last Saturday getting the diorama finished. This is a short video I made at the end of the day:



And here is how it looks in situ, together with some pieces installed in the garden/yard in front of the house:

Photo of diorama in Hartigan exhibition Coaltown

Photo of complete Hartigan installation at Terrain Exhibitions

The work originates in memories of growing up in a mining town in the north of England, and is preoccupied with how to represent memory, industry, violence, death. You know, small subjects.

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