Erik Hagen Fellowship 20: Team Member
Jun 4–Aug 8, 2020
Silver Eye Center for Photography
4808 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
1/7: Break Room, Erik
3/7: Green Clock
5/7: Thirty Dollar Bill
Fellowship 2020 Keystone Award winner Erik Hagen's exhibition Team Member is comprised of photography and text. Hagen explores his personal experience working in retail, a large grocery store, or a large cooperation. The artist looks to the psychological effects of this environment, and the feeling of losing one's identity in the face of corporate dogma and the raw desires of the customer.
Fellowship is Silver Eye's international juried photography competition. For nineteen years this competition has recognized both rising talent and established photographers from all corners of the globe, and from the state of Pennsylvania. This year, Silver Eye received over two hundred submissions of creative, challenging photography. The Keystone Award is awarded to an artist working within working and living within the state of Pennsylvania. Erik Hagen's work was selected by Dan Leers, Curator of Photography at the Carnegie Museum of Art
Erik Hagen is an artist based in Lancaster, PA, whose work has appeared in numerous group shows, both in the United States and internationally, and he was a selected participant in Review Santa Fe. He is interested in the ways in which jobs affect the psychological space of the people who work them.
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