Author Archives: Genevieve

About Genevieve

The patina of time that covers the world in meaning; this is the currency in which Genevieve Hastings deals. Genevieve's mission as an artist is to evoke and render sensual the relation between time and narrative--between history and meaning. Objects are collected, some from the artists history--a recording of her grandmother singing old Appalachian songs, a photograph of a circus elephant from her time traveling with a Thai circus--some antiques--obsolete and forgotten medical devises smudged with fingerprints and rust--and some new--a video loop of open heart surgery in which the seafoam-gloved hands of an unseen surgeon pilots a scalpel through a wine-dark wake of blood. These are then obfuscated inside a moldering suitcase for instance, or behind a distorting lens beneath a keyhole at the bottom of a steamer, or detectable only as a sound or smell. The viewer must participate with the piece, kneeling, stooping, placing her ear to the side of a cabinet and most of all providing a narrative--how are these objects related? What is the story?

New concept for the piece

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The piece was based on a book by Bruno Schulz titled Street of Crocodiles. The imaginary Street of Crocodiles in the Polish city of Drogobych is a street of memories and dreams. The collections of short stories focus on memories … Continue reading

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Materials delivered

The Art Inspector brought several materials for the studio and took others with her that were less environmentally friendly. Among the items I need to go without are my chemicals for printing (including Van Dyke solution, fixer and other developing … Continue reading

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Materials check-in: What worked, what didn’t

      Eco Pro: B&W Paper developer, stop bath, fixer and Hypo wash I used these photo chemicals to print a series of images, one of which was included in the show. The chemicals seemed to up the contrast … Continue reading

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The Art Inspector Arrives!

The Art Inspector came to my studio this week, she arrived in style with a lovely crew, equipped with gadgets and devices to measure, take readings and sample my art products and tools. After taking samples of Algenate and Van … Continue reading

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