Study Center Gallery

Welcome to the Bogliasco Foundation's Study Center Gallery page, where we feature Fellows' projects that were developed during their Bogliasco residencies.

Carl E. Hazlewood (BF '18) was born in Guyana, South America, and later emigrated to the United States.

"While many of the things I make are ephemeral, they tend to respond to the light, space and surfaces where they are installed. Besides the painted/constructed environments I create on occasion, I like making discrete/specific 'things'... Thus most of what I do transmute into defined objects of a formal sort; shape, scale, light, color, materials, etc., are all manipulated as a way to bring my work alive in the presence of the viewer.

Theory, in particular… and even history (on occasion), gives way to practical/personal (& usually formal) impulses concerning material and the physical environment in which a particular work exists. While I've always resisted performing limited notions of ‘identity’ as an aspect of my creative work, lately some subtle references concerning our current problematized social environment creep in - despite myself.

But I’m a border-crosser of sorts continually negotiating various transcultural, social and artistic locations. And as an older black person, poor, an immigrant, in the current political climate, I suppose I’m somewhat suspect. But functioning at that liminal edge of social and artistic possibilities perhaps my experience can be translated into something positive.

Bob Marley, the reggae singer, once remarked: 'some people feel the rain…others just get wet.' For me, it’s always the center of a storm… It’s all about being in the moment, on ‘presentness’, of always being ‘real’, in life as well as how one approaches art with its multiplicity and endless possibilities.”

-Carl E. Hazlewood

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Carl E. Hazelwood
Andreia's Viola, 2018
48 x 35 x 6 inches
cut papers, map pins, pastel, vinyl tape, and charcoal on wall
Carl E. Hazelwood
Black Shield, 2018
22 x 12 inches
metal, paper, map pins, and vinyl tape
Carl E. Hazelwood
Turbulent: Black Sinker, 2018
12 x 9 inches
acrylic on handmade cotton paper
Carl E. Hazelwood
Broken Black Head Mirror, 2018
22 x 18 x 1 inches
Polyester, paper, vinyl tape, pastel, push pins, tacks, and graphite on wall
Carl E. Hazelwood
Pale Wall-Skin Guardian, 2018
22 x 14 x 2.5 inches
Push pins, map pins, papers, charcoal and graphite on wall
Carl E. Hazelwood
Turbulent: Black & White DiversTossed, 2018
15.5 x 11 inches
acrylic on handmade abaca paper with collage
Carl E. Hazelwood
Black & White Wall Skins Asail, 2018
18 x 20 x 1.5 inches
Pushpins, pastel, papers, vinyl tape, charcoal and graphite on wall
Carl E. Hazelwood
Torqued Black & Tan, 2018
30 x 85 x 3 inches
cut papers, push pins, map pins, vinyl tape, color pencil, and charcoal
Carl E. Hazelwood
Turbulent: Black Surfer, 2018
14.5 x 10.5 inches
acrylic on handmade cotton paper with collage
Carl E. Hazelwood
Seeing Blues-Yellow Squared, 2018
38 x 48 inches
cut paper, painting panel, acrylic, map pins, and vinyl tape