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  • Jim Hatchett

    G.V.G. Gallery

    Jim Hatchett’s stark, flat paintings of the past several years evoke limitless space, although they are moored at their centers by nichelike areas of applied materials. His recent works are even more reductive and astringent; they are marked by a dissolve between background and foreground. Painted on canvas or scrap wood, they are assembled of materials scavenged from deserts, alleyways, and older buildings. But these castaway remnants are so coherently integrated with the canvases and boards that they collapse distinctions between atmospheric space, walls, panels—and votive offerings.

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