Study Center Gallery
Welcome to the Bogliasco Foundation's Study Center Gallery page, where we feature Fellows' projects that were developed during their Bogliasco residencies.
Carl E. Hazlewood (BF '18) was born in Guyana, South America, and later emigrated to the United States.
"While many of the things I make are ephemeral, they tend to respond to the light, space and surfaces where they are installed. Besides the painted/constructed environments I create on occasion, I like making discrete/specific 'things'... Thus most of what I do transmute into defined objects of a formal sort; shape, scale, light, color, materials, etc., are all manipulated as a way to bring my work alive in the presence of the viewer.
Theory, in particular… and even history (on occasion), gives way to practical/personal (& usually formal) impulses concerning material and the physical environment in which a particular work exists. While I've always resisted performing limited notions of ‘identity’ as an aspect of my creative work, lately some subtle references concerning our current problematized social environment creep in - despite myself.
But I’m a border-crosser of sorts continually negotiating various transcultural, social and artistic locations. And as an older black person, poor, an immigrant, in the current political climate, I suppose I’m somewhat suspect. But functioning at that liminal edge of social and artistic possibilities perhaps my experience can be translated into something positive.
Bob Marley, the reggae singer, once remarked: 'some people feel the rain…others just get wet.' For me, it’s always the center of a storm… It’s all about being in the moment, on ‘presentness’, of always being ‘real’, in life as well as how one approaches art with its multiplicity and endless possibilities.”
-Carl E. Hazlewood
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