Hatch

Photo: Gina Clyne.
Photo: Gina Clyne
Photo: Gina Clyne
Photo: Gina Clyne

Hatch

Jesse Harrod, 2019

Opening Sunday December 8, 2019

Hatch is a site-specific installation by artist Jesse Harrod. A previous iteration of this installation was originally conceptualized during their Fellowship at the Socrates Sculpture Park in New York. For this installation, Harrod wove paracord—a material commonly used to mark a path on a trail or to make friendship bracelets—onto the Bowtie’s abandoned transmission tower to encapsulate and honor the multiple realities and temporalities of the site.

Jesse Harrod has an MFA in Fibers & Material Studies from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. Currently, they are the Head of Fibers & Material Studies at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Their solo exhibitions include “LowRopes Course” at NurtureArt in Brooklyn, “ToxicShock and Hotdog” at Vox Populi in Philadelphia, and the forthcoming exhibition“OnStage” at the Leslie Lohman Project Space in NYC. Harrod’s work has been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions throughout the United States. These include “Repairand Mending” at Fleisher Olman Gallery in Philadelphia,“InPractice: Material Deviance” at the Sculpture Center in New York, the traveling exhibition “QueerThreads: Crafting Identity and Community,” “Flagging” at Socrates Park in NYC, and“HapticTactics” at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. They have attended numerous residencies internationally, including the Banff Art Center, McDowell Artist Colony, the Textile Center Residency in Iceland, the Fire Island Artist Residency, and The Museum of Art and Design Artist Residency in New York.

This project’s installation in Los Angeles is supported, in part, by the Pasadena Art Alliance and the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.