I am participating in The Other Art Fair LA Virtual Editions, which is open today through April 4- follow the link to explore the fair from anywhere! I created a virtual booth and visitors can peruse on their own time, purchase, or make an appt with me at this link and select my name from the dropdown list for Artist Room One (1). A visitor could click through to many more works for sale on Saatchi Art.
After the 4th, my work is still in the TOAF Online Studios, which links back to Saatchi.
Here's this 2-min video of me talking about my work. The video is 'installed' in my booth too. Glad I didn't really have to install that big flat screen tv! Or hang any of those canvases! No typical tools required. It was a new and sometimes trying experience, designing a 3-d virtual art space, but they helped me out.
I’m very much still in Newburgh NY, but art can take us anywhere, and if I sell enough work, maybe I can get to the Los Angeles fair IRL, set for June 24th-27th.
So grab a virtual or actual cocktail, kick of your shoes and scroll through "over 110 independent artists from across the U.S. and internationally for The Los Angeles Virtual Editions Fair: 3 Artist Rooms x 6 Virtual Fair Days = A virtual art fair experience you don't want to miss! Navigate a 3D Fair environment, chat to artists in real-time, and choose from thousands of affordable, original artworks, and enjoy a unique Fair program of interactive experiences, DIY workshops, and more."
Below are three new paintings in the booth.
Yes, my 2021 calendars are here! That's all I can say with certainty regarding next year! It's enough, for now. $22. Available in my etsy shop (where I offer 10% off 'em this week) or by messaging/emailing me to order. Local delivery or US shipping for a few bucks extra. 12 images of paintings made in 2020.
Several recent and new paintings are featured in the exhibition 'The Renaissance Of Resilience' at Grit Gallery, 115 Broadway in Newburgh, alongside the work of two other artists, David Lionheart and Gus Williams.
I only just realized now I had not posted this yet but apparently saved it as a draft. No matter- the show opened Nov 14 with limited fanfare due to capacity restrictions, but it will be up through January 17, 2021, with viewing by appointment and TBA weekend open hours. Contact me for a walkthrough, I can meet anyone there as it is a couple blocks away from my studio.
My works are also mostly visible through the large front windows, so grab a coffee from 2 Alices next door and view the art 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' style.
These are also on view in 'Indian Summer' at La Plage, opening today, with a reception Saturday 5-8pm. I will not be present, as Sag Harbor is just a little too far from Newburgh for an evening's jaunt, but I'm sure it is lovely out there. These are now framed in maple wood, painted to complement the pieces. To inquire, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I will have three paintings in the group exhibition 'Indian Summer' at La Plage, a social-impact shop and gallery space at 25 Washington Street in Sag Harbor, NY.
This event will exhibit Fine Art + Photography from the Robin Rice Gallery. There is an opening reception Saturday October 10th, 5-8pm. The first Sunday Salon in the garden will be Sunday October 12th, 3- 5pm, with artist Luciana Pampalone.
I have 5 paintings in Fall Salon: Group Show at the Robin Rice Gallery in NYC. I am pleased to exhibit alongside Beacon-based artists Emil Alzamora and Matt Kinney and a selection of Robin Rice's gallery photographers. It will be up through the fall, closing date tba.
Due to the city’s Covid-19 regulations, the exhibition will be the focus of bimonthly Saturday Salons. The first 10 people who RSVP through the gallery's email blasts will be able to attend each Saturday afternoon event. View the works online at www.robinricegallery.com and join the email list for updates. The gallery is also open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 12-7pm.
From the press release:
"..Also in focus is Hauser’s collection of abstract paintings featuring an alluring vintage color palette of acrylic paints. Butternut Stack (2020) uses cutout collage and Meditation: Goldenrod (2020) plays with resonant shape impressions reminiscent of Ellsworth Kelly and Josef Albers."
Here is the shirt design I made as a collab with Utensil for Wear Together this summer. Local business/local artist support. They’re sold out as it was a limited run. But I thought I should model mine, which I tinted with avocado dye and ‘hemmed’. The drawing is a bouquet of Utensil’s utensils and some vintage tools in my own rotation. The shirt may be available to order again around the holidays, contact me if you would like to be notified about it.
No one: Why did you call your show ‘House Party’?
Me: That's a good question. Aside from the nod to my name, why? It’s not in my house and it isn’t a party, certainly it shouldn’t BE a party, in these times, and you should probably be staying home, at YOUR house. I made all the paintings in my studio at home, and many in the past four months. When I realized most people would only see the show online, I imagined it as a jostling roomful of color and shape, ‘from my house to your house’. Once they were installed, the paintings were no longer shoulder to shoulder, crowding my apartment, but spaced apart throughout the large gallery like bright hothouse wallflowers. As people have visited one or two at a time, the title seemed funnier to me, and still accurate, almost by describing its opposite.
The master graphic designer Milton Glaser died June 26th on his 91st birthday. Though I never studied with him, he was one of the reasons I wanted to be at School of Visual Arts studying illustration. I devoured everything I could about illustration and design, and loved Glaser's work from the start.
I learned then about the idea that anything could be inspiration, and how to draw from an endless variety of visual influences to create your work. Reading his obituary reminded me of this. He taught at SVA and I learned from those who had studied or worked with him. His book ‘Art Is Work’ came out while I was a student and even its title confirmed I was where I needed to be, no matter what kind of artist I would become.
Even when I lost my way, not quite wired to be a designer or illustrator, and uncertain/unadvised about being 'just' a painter, I held on. It was something about the precision of line, color, and the incorporation of typography with shape, the way I would compose a painting and how I would consider its references and how it might connect to people. I didn’t exactly become an illustrator, that’s another story, but what I absorbed there became part of the foundation for whatever I make now.
People who knew him, call him 'a mensch, a hero, a social justice warrior, an environmental champion, a true original.' To live a deeply creative life like he did, to produce such a magnitude of stunning work and to be loved by so many, confers a kind of immortality.