Group Exhibition "Magical Mystery Tour"


Several works of mine will appear in upcoming group exhibition Magical Mystery Tour, curated by the inimitable Didi Dunphy and on view in downtown Athens, GA at the Hotel Indigo. 

Additional artists in the show include Jamie Bull, Dana Haugaard, Jourdan Joly, and Orion Wertz. A reception for the exhibition is scheduled for October 26th, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm, and will remain on view until January 13th, 2018.  

Group Exhibition: "All That Remains is N


All That Remains is Nowhere: A Sampling of 21st Century Book Arts
Reception: September 7, 6-8 pm
On view: August 29 - October 7
Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, GA


Curated by Margot Ecke, All That Remains is Nowhere features exquisite work by artists working in the field of Book Arts. The exhibition includes conceptual pieces, lyrical works, elegant simple structures and the magic of sculptural, carved, pulled and forged books of unexpected shapes. I'm honored to be included among such a sophisticated and elegant group of artists!

Featured Artists include:, Russell Maret, Emily Larned, Marianne Dages, Sage Perrott, Josh Dannin, Yoonmi Nam, David Sandlin, Macy Chadwick, Karen Kunc, Moon Jung Jang, Cynthia Thompson, Lisa Congdon (pictured above), Inge Bruggeman, Rachel Mauser, Buzz Spector, Brian Hitselberger, Clifton MeadorBarb Tetenbaum, Margot Ecke, Kyle HollandEileen Wallace, Ele Annand and Andrew Hayes.

Upcoming Solo Exhibition @ {Poem88}


Counterspell, my first solo exhibition in Atlanta, opens Saturday August 12 and will remain on view until September 1st.  

Bringing together new paintings on canvas, as well as a large-format, mixed-media wall installation, the work explores themes of fear, protection, magical thinking, community, and family under our current political climate. 

For the installation, 7 small art works by 7 other artists will be included as elements of a larger whole. These artists - all gay men - have contributed in one way or another to a sense of strength for me in my own studio practice. In using their work as raw material for a larger piece of my own, I hope to create a piece that sings with a choir of unified voices, as opposed to a solitary sound. Guest artists include Jonathan Bouknight, Robert Lansden, Mica Smith, Clay McLaurin, John Folsom, David Robinson, and Geof Teague. 

A reception for the exhibition is scheduled for Saturday, August 19th. Hope to see you there!

Small Interview on Linda Matney Gallery blog


John Lee Matney put together a short interview with me on the work he selected for his excellent group show currently on view at the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art. 

You can read it here

"Locus" @ Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art


Very pleased to announce that I have been included in a group show at the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art - a beautiful space near and dear to my heart - on Piedmont College's campus in Demorest, GA. Three of my paintings and a new site specific project, Charm (pictured above), are featured in the exhibition. 

Other artists in the show include Dana Jo Cooley (Athens, GA) Andy Cherewick (Athens, GA), Christi Harris (Newport New, VA), and Michael K. Paxton (Chicago, IL). The work looks great and if you're in the area, please come by!

On view May 10th-June 25th, with a reception scheduled for June 10th. 

Work Included in 2017 Hambidge Art Auction


One of my framed works on paper is now available as part of the 2017 Hambidge Auction, a one-night fundraiser for the Hambidge Center for the Arts in Rabun Gap, Georgia. My work is included among a huge group of some of the best artists in Georgia - I'm thrilled to be a part of it!

The event is scheduled for April 29th, at Colony Square in Midtown Atlanta. Tickets are available here. If you've got ants in your pants and can't wait until then (or you're just curious to see the work) you can viist the online bidding site here. I hope to see you there!

New Wall Installation included in ArtFields 2017


I recently completed a new wall drawing for the regional art competition ArtFields, opening later this month in Lake City, South Carolina. I'm super excited about it! 

My piece, Hex, is installed in the Jones-Carter Gallery in downtown town Lake City. While installing, I was able to visit some of the other venues for the show and was really impressed with the scope and quality of much of the work. If you're in the area, I really recommend checking out this huge show, which features artists from all over the Southeast. ArtFields is on view from April 21-29. 

Double Interview with Jessica Wohl


Atlanta-based arts journal BURNAWAY has published an in-depth conversation between myself and my close friend Jessica Wohl, an artist whose work I've admired forever and a friend and confidante who I've been in dialogue with for a decade. Our most recent solo shows yielded unexpected overlaps in form and content, and we took this as an opportunity to discuss the multiple meanings a single image can have for different artists. Read our full conversation here

ART CRUSH 2017


A small new work on paper of mine will be available at the 2017 Art Crush Auction, to benefit the amazing Southeastern art blog BURNAWAY. 

February 11, 2017 at Gallery 874 in Atlanta, GA. I hope to see you there!

Delays and Interuptions @ Central Collective in Knoxville, TN


Two-person exhibition with artist Jessie Van der Laan. 

Over the last year or so, Jessie and I have created a series of collaborative diptychs - each contributing a work on paper using a variety of media. Having been friends for 8 years and longtime admirers of one another's studio practices, this project allowed us a space to position our working methods alongside one another. Each artist began by creating six drawings which were them mailed to the other. Upon receipt, we creaed a piece to exist alongside that which we received. 

The title of this exhibition, Delays and Interuptions, refers to the process by which this work was created. Jessie and I initially became acquainted during our individual graduate programs, a period characterized by intense focus and making. Since that time our lives have siginificantly shifted with new jobs, homes, and the new roles as parents. As such, our studio work has had to adapt to the circumstances of our lives. This body of work (and it's stop-and-start process of creation) is reflective of the shift in our individual studio practices that have developed over the course of that time, and draws on imagery that springs directly from those realities. 

Delays and Interuptions will be on view from January 6 until the end of the month. Following this exhibition, the work will travel to Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia for a second more intimate viewing in the Smith-Wilson Art Gallery (SWAG). 

Solo Exhibition @ Carlos Gallery, University of the South


From the press release:

Seeing in the Dark is composed of several distinct series made over the last several years, each piece touching on or relating to ideas of the night. Culturally and historically, “night” can connote the mysterious or wicked: deserving of a sense of fear of the unknown. In this exhibition, Hitselberger embraces all these associations but seeks to extend them. He uses the image of a night sky as visual shorthand to communicate more complex conceptual intentions: longing for that which is out of reach, the sublime, a sense of the mysterious, the infinite.

On view Oct. 8th-30th.

Lightweight @ Hambidge Center


I'm honored that one of my diptychs is featured in this excellent group exhibition, curated by the formidable Lisa Alembik. 

Hambidge Fellows were invited to submit work that explores their definitions of or connections with the term ‘lightweight.’ Themes could reference a state of being, such as suspension, buoyancy, or being untethered. Light, brightness, or that which takes form through light could be the focus. Lightweight might reference being a teetotaler, or body image, or a weight category of sorts. Through their work the artist might strive to patch over or remove heaviness—or maybe pull away from a heavy tangled weight.

On view March 19 – June 11, 2016. 
 

Transitory Identifications


Currently part of a group exhibition at Linda Matney Gallery in Williamsburg, VA. Transitory Identifications, the 5th Anniversary Exhibit of the gallery, takes identity and its eternally shifting nature as its subject matter, as explored through the work a grouping of artists working across a range of media. 5 of my "Diptychs" are included as part of this exhibition. On view through December 14th. Above image by Christi Harris. 
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