Carl Hazlewood, ‘Untitled (Blackhead Kandinsky in Kyoto)’, 2016-17, Headlands Center for the Arts: Benefit Auction 2018


"For a culturally complex ‘black’ person from the Caribbean there were, inevitably, demanding questions concerning painting’s relevance. As a curator and someone interested in theoretical aspects of art, it seemed necessary to take all these polemical ideas into consideration. But working now, in photography and multimedia installations, my interest is in paring down complexities to essential practical ideas; particularly those basic ones that concern the visual and establishing an assertive abstract image. New constructions are made mostly of paper, twine, canvas, and other materials attached directly to the wall. Unframed, the bounding edges are unrestricted, left free to respond to the visual 'pressures' of what happens within the piece."

Guyana-born Carl E. Hazlewood (Headlands Artist in Residence ’17) was a 2015 MacDowell Fellow and will be a Brown Foundation Fellow at the Dora Maar House in France this fall. He will continue on to the Bogliasco Foundation in Genoa, Italy. A solo exhibition of Hazlewood’s work will open at the NARS Foundation in New York this July. His work has recently been presented at the NADA, PRIZM, and VOLTA Art Fairs, and is held in collections including the Francis J. Greenburger Collection, New York; the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans; Museu Brasileiro de Escultura, São Paulo, Brazil; the Schomburg Center Collections, New York; and Johnson & Johnson, Inc., New Jersey.

Framing courtesy of The Painters Place

Image rights: Courtesy of Skoto Gallery, Chelsea, NYC

About Carl Hazlewood