Curran Hatleberg: Higher Pictures


If you’re in NY this weekend make sure you visit Higher Pictures for en exhibition of new new works by Curran Hatleberg. This is Curran’s second solo exhibition with the gallery and opens this Saturday, November 18, from 4 – 6 pm and will remain on show till December 23, 2017. For more information visit — — 980 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10075.

In this suite of photographs, Hatleberg explores the current state of the country. The diffuse, confounding nature of the American experience is mirrored by the moments he captures- quotidian scenes that nonetheless have the ability to defy explanation and inspire wonder: a man wipes bees from his eyes, a girl sits with a snake in a pile of rubble, and a boy reaches toward the sky, seemingly frozen. Picture by picture, Hatleberg constructs his portrait of America today.

Curran Hatleberg was born in 1982 in Washington, D.C. and received his MFA from Yale University in 2010. His work has recently been on view in the exhibitions The Half-Life of Love (2017) at MASS MoCA, Converging to a Center (2017) at Wesleyan’s Davison Art Center, Lost Coast at Higher Pictures (2016) in New York and The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (2015) at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco. Hatleberg’s work is held in the collections of the Center for Contemporary Photography, the Davison Art Center, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Williams College Museum of Art, and the Yale University Art Gallery. Somewhere Someone, a collaborative artist book with Cynthia Daignault, was published by Hassla Books in Fall 2017. Hatleberg’s first monograph Lost Coast, was published by TBW Books in Fall 2016. Hatleberg lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland.