Milk

Kristen Hatgi Sink

May 12 — June 23, 2018

Opening Reception
Saturday, May 12th | 6pm - 9pm

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<p><span class="name">Kristen Hatgi Sink</span><br><em>Girl with lamb, citrus, milk</em>80 x 60 in (203.2 x 152.4 cm)<br>81 x 61 in (205.7 x 154.9 cm) Framed (framed)<br>Edition of Edition 2 of 5 + 2AP<br>2018<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry KHAT0111&body=I am interested in finding out more about Girl with lamb, citrus, milk by Kristen Hatgi Sink'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Kristen Hatgi Sink</span><br><em>Brugmansia Tree, Milk</em><span class='media'>Pigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating</span>60 x 53 in (152.4 x 134.6 cm)<br>Edition of Edition 1 of 5 + 2AP<br>2018<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry KHAT0112&body=I am interested in finding out more about Brugmansia Tree, Milk by Kristen Hatgi Sink'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Kristen Hatgi Sink</span><br><em>Brugmansia Tree, Milk</em>(view 2)<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry KHAT0112&body=I am interested in finding out more about Brugmansia Tree, Milk by Kristen Hatgi Sink'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Kristen Hatgi Sink</span><br><em>Jillian, Lemons, Flowers, Milk</em><span class='media'>Pigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating</span>80 x 60 in (203.2 x 152.4 cm)<br>81 x 61 in (205.7 x 154.9 cm) Framed (framed)<br>Edition of Edition of 5 + 2AP<br>2018<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry KHAT0113&body=I am interested in finding out more about Jillian, Lemons, Flowers, Milk by Kristen Hatgi Sink'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Kristen Hatgi Sink</span><br><em>Meredith, Lilies, Milk</em><span class='media'>Pigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating</span>50 x 40 in (127 x 101.6 cm)<br>55 x 41 in (139.7 x 104.1 cm) Framed (framed)<br>Edition of Edition of 5 + 2AP<br>2018<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry KHAT0114&body=I am interested in finding out more about Meredith, Lilies, Milk by Kristen Hatgi Sink'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Kristen Hatgi Sink</span><br><em>Rianna, Narcissus, Veil, Milk</em><span class='media'>Pigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating</span>33 x 24 in (83.8 x 61 cm)<br>34 x 25 in (86.4 x 63.5 cm) Framed (framed)<br>Edition of Edition of 7 + 2AP<br>2018<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry KHAT0115&body=I am interested in finding out more about Rianna, Narcissus, Veil, Milk by Kristen Hatgi Sink'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Kristen Hatgi Sink</span><br><em>Milk, Font</em>Dimensions variable<br>2018<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry KHAT0119&body=I am interested in finding out more about Milk, Font by Kristen Hatgi Sink'>Inquire</a></p>
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Kristen Hatgi Sink
Girl with lamb, citrus, milk80 x 60 in (203.2 x 152.4 cm)
81 x 61 in (205.7 x 154.9 cm) Framed (framed)
Edition of Edition 2 of 5 + 2AP
2018
Inquire

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Kristen Hatgi Sink
Brugmansia Tree, MilkPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating60 x 53 in (152.4 x 134.6 cm)
Edition of Edition 1 of 5 + 2AP
2018
Inquire

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Kristen Hatgi Sink
Brugmansia Tree, Milk(view 2)
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Kristen Hatgi Sink
Jillian, Lemons, Flowers, MilkPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating80 x 60 in (203.2 x 152.4 cm)
81 x 61 in (205.7 x 154.9 cm) Framed (framed)
Edition of Edition of 5 + 2AP
2018
Inquire

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Kristen Hatgi Sink
Meredith, Lilies, MilkPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating50 x 40 in (127 x 101.6 cm)
55 x 41 in (139.7 x 104.1 cm) Framed (framed)
Edition of Edition of 5 + 2AP
2018
Inquire

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Kristen Hatgi Sink
Rianna, Narcissus, Veil, MilkPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating33 x 24 in (83.8 x 61 cm)
34 x 25 in (86.4 x 63.5 cm) Framed (framed)
Edition of Edition of 7 + 2AP
2018
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Kristen Hatgi Sink
Milk, FontDimensions variable
2018
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Gildar Gallery is pleased to present its second solo exhibition by Kristen Hatgi Sink titled Milk. Within this series the bodily liquid appears as a symbolic and physical material in the artist’s iconic photographs as well as a site specific installation.

Manipulating eurocentric visual tropes that historically equate abundance and innocence with supplicant white femininity, Hatgi Sink constructs indulgent images of privilege while revealing their inherent contradictions. Young girls and women placed in carefully arranged environments present a familiar ideal of beauty, both possessive and obsessive in its attention to precise aesthetics. Yet the lens has shifted along with the person behind it. As the auteur creating these elaborate scenes and the voyeur capturing them, the artist’s, and by proxy the viewer’s, relationship to her subjects comes into view as a struggle between empathy and cool idolatry.

The images of the fantasy world that Hatgi Sink’s characters live within gives way to an awareness of its seductive and troubling qualities. Throughout the works, milk completely covers the ground forming an infinity pool of opaque whiteness without any indicated end. Religious connotations of virginal purity are evrerywhere. In one image, a young girl seated in a chair surrounded by unpotted citrus trees holds a baby lamb in her lap. Scanning down her body, on one pale foot her bare toes dip just beneath the gauzy surface. At the moment that the illusion of its solidity breaks, the young woman’s eyes stare blankly ahead, confronting us with her fated position. Progressing through the imagery different stages of female youth find themselves in various postures and states of immersion. Their ambivalent expressions make it difficult to discern between reverential baptism and begrudged soaking. Is the lily white Madonna self satisfied, in a state of shock, or somewhere in between?

Inside the gallery, body-length troughs of milk fill the space with a further sense of uncertain yet palpable ritual intention. Existing somewhere between minimalist sculpture and devotional font, within these vessels the milk's smooth and fragile surface reacts to any approaching movement. Its sweet aroma lifted into the air brings with its pleasant scent the inevitable expectation of a near future about to sour.

Selected Works

  • Kristen Hatgi Sink
    Girl with lamb, citrus, milk80 x 60 in (203.2 x 152.4 cm)
    81 x 61 in (205.7 x 154.9 cm) Framed (framed)
    Edition of Edition 2 of 5 + 2AP
    2018
    Inquire

  • Kristen Hatgi Sink
    Brugmansia Tree, MilkPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating60 x 53 in (152.4 x 134.6 cm)
    Edition of Edition 1 of 5 + 2AP
    2018
    Inquire

  • Kristen Hatgi Sink
    Jillian, Lemons, Flowers, MilkPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating80 x 60 in (203.2 x 152.4 cm)
    81 x 61 in (205.7 x 154.9 cm) Framed (framed)
    Edition of Edition of 5 + 2AP
    2018
    Inquire

  • Kristen Hatgi Sink
    Meredith, Lilies, MilkPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating50 x 40 in (127 x 101.6 cm)
    55 x 41 in (139.7 x 104.1 cm) Framed (framed)
    Edition of Edition of 5 + 2AP
    2018
    Inquire

  • Kristen Hatgi Sink
    Rianna, Narcissus, Veil, MilkPigment print on 100% rag paper with UV coating33 x 24 in (83.8 x 61 cm)
    34 x 25 in (86.4 x 63.5 cm) Framed (framed)
    Edition of Edition of 7 + 2AP
    2018
    Inquire

  • Kristen Hatgi Sink
    Milk, FontDimensions variable
    2018
    Inquire