Robert Hite "Imagined Histories"

Susan Eley Fine Art

poster for Robert Hite "Imagined Histories"

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SEFA presents Robert Hite’s Imagined Histories, an exhibition of architectural sculptures and accompanying black and white photographs. This will be Hite’s first major exhibition at SEFA and our first exhibition of a single artist since the Gallery opened four years ago.

Imagined Histories features six sculptures of Hite’s signature shelters and nine photographs the artist took of the sculptures after installing them in and around the Hudson River near his home in Esopus, NY. The weather-beaten homes, churches and shacks, all in miniature, are crafted from wood, metal roofing, siding and other found and discarded construction debris. The sculptures are products of the artist’s imagination, married with memories of real places recalled from a youth spent in the deep south of the Virginia tidewaters. The sculptures are fictional, sized somewhere between playhouse and life size.

Hite installs the sculptures along pristine lakefronts or in haunted, fairytale-like settings and then photographs them in black and white. Devoid of people, the photographs evoke the dire poverty and patched together lives in forgotten rural communities in the American south, and call to mind stark contrasts of natural and artificial, decay and beauty, past and present.



from April 29, 2010 to June 30, 2010
The artist will be present in the Gallery on June 12 & 19, noon-5pm

Opening Reception on 2010-06-30 from 18:00 to 20:00


Robert Hite

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