A detail from a larger painting

Carl E. Hazlewood, Demerara - RainDancer (detail) (2024). Acrylic, collage, gold cord, oil pastel, powdered pigment ink on canvas. 70 x 40 x 2.5 in.

My Sharpe-Walentas studio is a laboratory for visual investigations. At the moment, it's all about color, and direct 'paint matter-on-canvas' type painting. I'm considering how this basic activity can build a personal identity and an expansive visual culture. While my workplace is not a gallery or showroom, I welcome all who are curious and interested in how dreams can structure form.

About Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Its mission is to provide working studio space and community for artists. Artists are selected annually based on merit from a competitive pool of applicants by a professional jury comprised of artists and members of the SWSP Artists Advisory Committee.

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program is the new face of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, developed for artists, by artists in 1991. In 2014 the program was renamed the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program to honor the legacy of Marie Walsh Sharpe and reflect the new sponsorship and commitment of the Walentas Family Foundation.