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 email@example.com.
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 6 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.
I have a solo exhibition opening Friday June 19 at Ann Street Gallery in Newburgh. I neglected to promote it because of everything going on. But I have nearly 50 works on view, many fresh from the past four months, and am excited to show them in the capacity we are able to.
This means a virtual live opening on Fri, a video later so you can view the works from your home, and up to 10 people at a time, masked, can visit during Fri-Sun hours, and weekdays nearly anytime by appointment - message/email me to meet or inquire. It's a large space, and I've enjoyed filling it with color. The show is up through July 13.
3 new paintings in an online art fundraiser for Fareground, a Beacon-based nonprofit working to fight food insecurity in the local community. Works will be for sale May 30 - June 2.
Artists receive 50%, and 50% is for Fareground. Visit their website to learn more about what they do. I'm glad to be able to support their efforts through the sale of my work. Thank you Beacon of Love for organizing the event!
Visit https://beacon-of-love.myshopify.com/ to preview all works now. Nothing is sold out yet- sale goes live the morning of 5/30.
Each is acrylic on canvas, 10”x19”, 8”x10” and 12”x12”.
I drew this t-shirt design as a collab with Utensil in Beacon for WearTogether — an initiative by Kalene Rivers & Dan Weise to raise money for local small businesses and artists during these difficult times. A bouquet of kitchenware for kitchen wear. (Or living room wear, porch wear, anywear.) Up now for pre-order only through June 8. Scoop it up at
Shirts will be printed and delivered to supporters after a successful presale. Profits are split 50/50 between artist and business unless otherwise indicated. While I hope you will consider buying mine, there are many great designs by local artists for other businesses as well, and it all benefits our community!
I like drawing utensils and I like to cook and bake, and eating things that are made for me. Kitchen tools are probably in service now more than ever, as we are home prepping all the meals. This bouquet of utensils includes some new and shiny from the shop, and some vintage ones from my own collection. Every whisk, every spoon has a story.
"I love the idea of a project that supports both local businesses and local artists. I immediately thought of Erica when I saw this opportunity. I was fortunate to work with her for Windows on Main Street a few years ago. Her art work has a beauty and practicality to it much like the kitchenware at Utensil. I’m thrilled to be collaborating with Erica again!" - Emily Beldon Burke, owner of Utensil
Made these small paintings on 3"x8" and 3"x6" wood blocks in late Feb and early March, which feels like a long time ago. They're in my Etsy shop for $50 including US shipping. I had brought them to the Madewell pop-up on 3/7, and imagined I'd sell more at spring/summer markets, but for now I will be regularly updating my online shop, and most work I post on instagram is also for sale by contacting me.
I had a boxful of wood rectangles cut to these lengths thinking of making more utensil paintings. I made some, but decided I could conclude that series, unless someone really wants a spoon or a knife or, as in one commission, a cheese planer. So I used these particular sizes of wood to experiment with shape compositions and color palettes on the limited space. Surprise, the more I make, the more ideas surface. I have lots of various wood pieces and small canvases all over the studio, so that will keep me going for awhile. I stretched some large (48-60") canvases too, so I could immediately feel productive and less anxious (the stapling helped). I had so many stretcher bars and a massive roll of canvas, all given to me over the past few years. The only thing I'll soon run out of is paint, so until I also run out of money, I can order more. Buying new jars and tubes of paint is a definite exercise in optimism.