Join us on June 24th from 6pm - 9pm for an artist reception with Oakland artist, Stephanie Hatch. "Universe Within" is a collection of new mixed-media collage work that continues Stephanie's exploration of identity, with a focus on the importance of a connection to the natural world.
For the evening, we're happy to include the nail art services of Rozel Cruz, who specializes in natural and healthy nail care. Services for the evening will include: Polish change & unlimited nail art, or just polish change OR unlimited nail art at wonderfully discounted event prices!
Original artworks and selected prints will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served. Bring your friends and enjoy a lovely summer evening at Resurrect! More info here.
Stephanie grew up in a wooded rural area of Southern Oregon, so one can imagine that nature was a big part of her life from a young age. She didn't really realize how important her love of the natural world was until she moved to Oakland several years ago. The constant presence of mechanized society, and the sheer bulk of people in the Bay Area has made her think a lot more about the importance and strength of natural forces, and how she can connect to that power through her art.
Her art begins with collage elements that are cut and pasted from popular women's fashion and beauty magazines. As is true for many women, Stephanie realized that these types of magazines had a big influence on her ideas about femininity and sexuality as a teen. As adults we can recognize that those glossy advertisements are fake, but as a teen that wasn't so clear. By cutting up those images and using them in her drawings, Stephanie is able to transform them into new realities that include her respect and love for nature. Through these drawings, she's able to tap the universe within herself, and encourage others to look at their connection to the natural world too.
Check out stephaniehatch.com to see more of Stephanie's past work!