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Opening Reception, September 9, 2011 6-9pm
Golden Age is pleased to present Belvedere, a solo exhibition and publication from Chicago-based artist David Hartt.
Belvedere is a continuation of Hartt’s investigation of vernacular utopias – those places where the ideal has been forced to morph and adjust to the reality of the surrounding imperfect world. It consists of formally austere photographs taken at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan. Hartt’s subjects cover a broad ideological spectrum that highlight the range and potential of the American experience. The work in Belvedere focuses on the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, originators of the Overton window, a policy framing device used to adjust public opinion on a particular subject by positing radical viewpoints and thereby shifting the frame of reference closer to an intended outcome.
Belvedere, the accordant publication, consists of additional images from Hartt’s visit to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy along with an essay by curator Hamza Walker on “pulling back the frame.” The publication is designed by James Goggin; Design Director at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
David Hartt (b. 1967 in Montreal, Quebec) received his MFA from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 1994. Following Belvedere, Hartt will have a solo exhibiton at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago. Previous exhibitions include: Howard House, Seattle (solo) (2009); if night is a weed and day grows less, Howard House, Seattle (2009); Deven Golden Fine Art, New York (solo) (1998); Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, (1996); Epreuves de Désir, Moving Art Gallery, Coupole, Brussels (1996) and L’Observatoire-Galerie, Brussels (solo) (1995). He lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.
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