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In the Inez Greenberg Gallery...

Pathways and Implements

Exhibiting Artists: Nathan Hatch and Keren Kroul

July 15 – August 19, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, July 15, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: Tuesday, August 2, 7:00 p.m.

In Pathways and Implements artist Keren Kroul uses watercolor to make small meticulous marks and lines on paper. These lines become shapes, then patterns, and then structures which appear to hover over the paper and gallery wall. The act of creating these lines is evoked and inspired by memories and moments such as patches of summer sunlight or crystallized formations on frozen snow.

“Distilled into color and line, these fragments of things are repeated and layered, twisted and tangled, becoming dense rhythmic formations, map-like landscapes of the mind.” – Keren Kroul

Cloud Violet by Keren Kroul

Memory plays a key role in Nathan Hatch’s sculptural work, addressing the passage of time and the mystery that can hide in the everyday. Each sculpture is purposely ambiguous in order to strengthen the viewer’s attraction to what is not easily definable.

“I use the implication of functionality in order to prompt speculation on the part of the viewer.”
– Nathan Hatch

Implement Landscape by Nathan Hatch

About the Artists:

Keren Kroul was born in Israel to an Argentinean father and Israeli mother, and grew up in Mexico City and Costa Rica. In the United States she has lived in Boston, New York City, Memphis, and currently Minneapolis. She holds an MFA in painting from Parsons School of Design (NY) and a BA in fine arts from Brandeis University (MA).

Her work was featured in the 2014 Minnesota Biennial at the Minnesota Museum of American Art (MN), and has been exhibited at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis (TN), Revolving Museum (MA), Soo Visual Arts Center (MN), Minnetonka Center for the Arts (MN), and Phipps Center for the Arts (WI), among others. Kroul is a recipient of a 2015 Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. 

Nathan Hatch grew up in a small town in northern Wisconsin.  As the son of two local artists, he was encouraged to pursue artistic endeavors of all kinds but gravitated towards sculpture in his late teen years.  

Hatch went on to study sculpture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2005. He later went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of Kentucky in 2011. He also taught in the UK Art Department during his graduate years.  At both universities he was heavily immersed in traditional practices such as casting, fabrication, woodworking, and mixed-media assemblage.

After graduation he established Nathan Hatch Art in Door County, WI where he lives with his wife, Jessica, and daughter, Elayna.  Hatch is proud to have his work his work in both public and private collections across the country.