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On View at M-AAA: Danielle Hatch Installation

By Elizabeth Snell

M-AAA's brick building exterior with a large bright pink, purple, and orange fabric installation on the two large front windows.
Exterior photograph of a brick gallery building and bright pink, purple, and orange fabrics hanging the entire height of the building. There are two large ladders and two people installing the work with a cold, gray looking sky and wet ground.

Artist Danielle Hatch installing her work at Mid-America Arts Alliance with exhibition staff.

A new installation by Arkansas-based artist Danielle Hatch is on view now at the Mid-America Arts Alliance’s Culture Lab. Although, the gallery building is not currently open to the public, visitors may enjoy the full installation on display both inside and outside of the windows.

Visitors will immediately see the large fabric installation titled, All the Petals Packed Inside Her on the outside of the building. Inside, single-channel video piece, The Understory, is visible best at night through the gallery windows. The installation will be on view through early April.

Danielle Hatch is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores the female body’s relationship to the built environment, notions of artificiality and power structures, through site specific installations, sculptures, and performances. 

“I work in the disciplines of performance, installation, and sculpture to explore what lies underneath the surface of domesticity. Using materials related to home-making and home-building I seek to render feminine lived experience in tactile ways, exploring womanhood as an identity constructed through narrative. My sculptures often navigate identity formation through the lens of knowledge and expectations passed from one generation to the next, connecting the body with the built environment or the landscape, literature with self.” 

The Culture Lab at Mid-America Arts Alliance is located at 2018 Baltimore Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri, 64108.

Other viewing times are available by appointment and are subject to staff availability, please call 816-800-0926 to make arrangements.


Female-presenting individual sitting for a posed portrait with long dark hair, bangs, and wearing a blue and purple dress.About Danielle Hatch

Danielle Hatch is based in Bentonville, Arkansas, and is a Mid-America Arts Alliance Artists 360 Fellow (2019). She earned a BA in architecture from Wellesley College and an MFA in spatial studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

About The Culture Lab
The Culture Lab is our space for exhibitions, presentations, and events at our headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. The Culture Lab allows us to showcase programs in the vibrant Kansas City Crossroads neighborhood and participate in the city’s First Friday celebrations.

Past projects have included music presentations, dance, theatre performance, fine art exhibitions, and humanities projects. Traveling exhibitions from our program ExhibitsUSA frequently launch their tours here.


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