'I just want to be taken seriously as an artist . . . etc'

Shari Hatt

Ukulele Louie, 2006, 20 x 30 inches, Chromogenic photograph on archival Kodak paper, copyright Shari Hatt.

Ukulele Louie, 2006, 20 x 30 inches, Chromogenic photograph on archival Kodak paper, copyright Shari Hatt.

30 March to 25 May 2012

Exhibition previewing new site

EVENT/OPENING: All Welcome
Opening preview 30/03/2012
6.30-8.30pm

Opening Times
Thursday-Sunday 12.00-18.00pm

new site address:
SPACE STATION SIXTY-FIVE
373 Kennington Road, London SE11 4PS

This exhibition by Canadian artist, Shari Hatt features the photographic series Clown Portraits (2006) and adjunct video I just want to be taken seriously as an artist… (2007). Also presented is Hatt's latest video in The Studio Visit (2011) and corresponding watercolour series Disappointing Paintings (2011). In these works Hatt uses humour and ‘clowning around’ to draw the viewer into the process of their reception. As the jokes fall flat, and they often do in Hatt’s work, the viewer is put into an uncomfortable place in which one is confronted with one’s own expectations and the work’s unwillingness to comply