philadelphia

Brower Hatcher

Cava Gallery

Brower Hatcher's formally complex works are also allegories of time and the imagination. They are fantasy structures, the spaces of and for dreams, in which evocations and images of past, present, and future are conjoined in order to “invite reflection on what we have been, what we are, and what we may become”—Hatcher's description of the response he hopes his works will produce. This exhibition featured a selection of large and small sculptures, drawings, and proposals for public art, including a maquette for a project in Philadelphia and a drawing for a permanent piece commissioned by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

Hatcher articulates the theme of temporal concurrence in these sculptures from the bottom up. Fragmentary, hollow ceramic or metal bases signify the past, either primitive or classically antique, in the shape of human heads, animals, or more amorphous forms. From the broken

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