Hat on Hook
Artist: Heidi Schwegler | Curator: Summer Guthery
January 25th, 2014 – February 9th, 2014
About the artist
Heidi Schwegler explores a wide range of materials in the service of her subject matter. She is drawn to the ruin, the remnant and the discarded and is interested in modifying such existing objects in order to give each piece a new sense of purpose. She has participated in numerous shows, including exhibitions at the Co/Lab Art Fair and Raid Projects, Los Angeles; Platform China, Beijing; Scope Art 2004, New York; and the Hallie Ford Museum, Salem, OR. Schwegler is a recent Ford Family Fellow; received a 2010 MacDowell Colony Fellowship; and several RACC Individual Project Grants. She has lectured on her work at contemporary art and design at institutions such as the Burg Giebichenstein, Germany; Cranbrook Academy of Art and Kendall College of Art and Design, Michigan. Reviews of Schwegler’s work have been published in Art in America, ArtNews and the Huffington Post. She earned her MFA from the University of Oregon and is the Associate Chair of the MFA in Applied Craft + Design, a joint Oregon College of Arts and Crafts and Pacific Northwest College of Art program.
About Hat On Hook
Hat On Hook is a 6′ x 8′ gallery located within Disjecta that is dedicated to showing single objects at a time in a looser timeframe than the main galleries. These works will range from contemporary objects and art video to archival items. The intention of the space is to allow for a complication, expansion, rebuttal or insight into ideas running through the larger exhibitions – although sometimes they will exist completely independently. Many of the objects were chosen based on their need for a more intimate, closer viewing that would be impossible in a group or larger exhibition. The title of the room comes from it being the size of a closet, a place where a resident curator can hang her hat and the act of exposing your head.