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3456 Evaline Street
Hamtramck, Mi 48212

HATCH is a grassroots collective of artists from Hamtramck and the greater Detroit area. It exists to support, grow and promote local art and artists.


Her Purse Smelled Like Juicy Fruit: Linocut Art by Carl Wilson

Hatch Admin

Her Purse Smelled Like Juicy Fruit: An Exhibit of Prints by Carl Wilson, June 14-28

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 6pm – 9pm

Hatch Gallery, 3456 Evaline St., Hamtramck

Show runs through Saturday, June 28, 2014
Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 1-6pm beginning June 21st
Third Thursday, June 19, 6pm – 9pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, June 28

This exhibit of linocut prints is based on the artist’s recollections of his mother, Louise Wilson, after coming to the realization that he didn’t know her very well at all. The work is larger than just recounting her life. It is a look at what we expect from family, especially our parents. It is about dashed expectations. It is about the need to accept others for what they are. And it is about “one of the purest pleasures” had by the artist as a child: to sneak and smell her open purse, which always smelled like Juicy Fruit gum.

Carl Wilson currently lives and works in Hamtramck. His work has been shown in local, national and international exhibitions. In 2013 he received a Kresge Artist Fellowship in the Visual Arts.