They made a short video of me talking about my work, a little about cars, colors, and the new exhibition at CMA Gallery at Mount St Mary College in Newburgh that opened last week. You can watch it here!
What, so I dressed to match my new piece. I just finished this last week and it's in the show 'Explorations In Form' opening this Fri at CMA Gallery in Newburgh! La Pila Verde Azulado, because the color words for 'teal stack' are so delightful in Spanish. Acrylic on wood.
I'm showing my work alongside Sienna Martz, who has some gorgeous wall-mounted sculptures made with very touchable materials. Opening reception this Fri March 1, 2019 6-8 pm. At CMA Gallery at Mount St Mary College, located in Aquinas Hall, 1st Floor. 330 Powell Ave, Newburgh, NY 12550.
I'm excited to show some new and recent paintings at CMA Gallery at Mount St Mary College in Newburgh. The exhibition, Explorations In Form: Hauser - Martz, will include my work and that of Kingston-based artist Sienna Martz.
It opens Friday March 1st, 2019 with a reception 6-8 pm, and will be on view through mid-May. The CMA Gallery is located in Aquinas Hall, 1st floor, 330 Powell Ave, Newburgh NY. It has some nice wall space and I'm looking forward to installing my bigger paintings there, and even a couple of wall-mounted flat wood sculptures I am working on!
I made this piece for the current show at Catalyst presented by the Blood Art Archive, 'Cycles: an art show exploring the complexity of menstruation', which opened February 9. The gallery was packed with people for three full hours during the reception. It is quite a powerful show and will be up through Feb 18. Below is my accompanying statement for the catalogue.
Timing (16"x20" acrylic on canvas, wood, glass bowl, candy)
‘Timing' was a theme that came up when thinking about my 25 years of menstruating. The initial wait for the first period, dreaded but expected, then all the waiting that comes after, those early years never knowing when, and more often than not, it was really bad timing. A uterus-twisting nuisance. Yet, it was a reassurance that things were ‘working’ and that I was not pregnant at a time I did not want to be. I didn’t keep close track, it was just ‘that time’ or it wasn’t. Hoping it wouldn’t ruin certain activities. I’d always guess at timing and be relieved at the sight. Years later I still guess but I circle dates and count forwards and backwards. A different kind of timing. Now, I don’t want the blood. It means something different, my heart turned inside out. Month after month and year after year and I see the periods count my life away, egg by egg and drop by drop.
SVA’s Makers Market is the pop-up product fair for alumni who make and sell their own products, is joining forces with Renegade Craft for a one-day showcase of alumni-made items.
As a School of Visual Arts grad (BFA 2002!?) I'll be at this fair in NYC on Sat Nov 17 with new merch including mugs, cards, prints and 2019 calendars, and some small original paintings.
From their 'holiday fair sneak preview' on sva.edu:
"Carefully observed and executed, the paintings and prints of Beacon, New York-based Erica Hauser (BFA 2002 Illustration) feature the flat colors and precision lettering of midcentury American roadside signage and scenes— coffee shops and diners, gas stations, motels— à la Eds Hopper and Ruscha."
I have a new show opening October 6-28, with lots of new and recent pieces from my stacks/stones series, alongside Mandy Kelso's mixed media work in encaustic, paint and wood.
Mandy wrote the following about my work, which was easier than writing it myself though I did make a few edits, mostly the words 'meditative', 'quiet' and 'hum' so don't hold her to those, nor me for that matter.
Erica Hauser’s new body of work explores chromatic and organic balance in a playful but delicate tension between object and canvas. While the color palettes evoke the same vintage simplicity of her earlier Americana works, this new abstract collection references more meditative forms found in nature, drawing upon her decades-long experience as a wood-stacker. The works retain the quiet feel of pristinely-stacked objects in space, yet hum with the energy of her striking use of color.
Burl & Balance
Mandy Kelso and Erica Hauser
Opening reception Sat Oct 6, 6-9 pm. Open 12-9pm on Sat Oct 13. Through Oct 28.
Catalyst Gallery, 137 Main St, Beacon NY
Hours Sat-Sun 12-6pm and by chance or appt (845-204-3844)
I will be participating in Newburgh OPEN Studios 2018 on September 29-30, with some new paintings and other stuff to look at (and buy at special open studio prices). Since my own studio is in my apartment on Liberty St, I'm sharing a bright street-level space with several other artists around the corner at 104 1/2 Ann St, next to Ann St Gallery.
NOS takes place on Sat Sept 29 and Sun Sept 30, 12-6pm each day.
Maps available starting at 10am both days at Newburgh Art Supply, 5 Grand St.
Updates and info on the NOS Facebook page and www.newburghopenstudios.org.
New collection of prints made this summer before I went to the art fair in Bristol. Now they're back in town and up for sale in my Etsy shop, have a look at them and some other new items.
My window installation at Meyers Olde Dutch in Beacon for Windows On Main Street 2018.
I imagined a window into the past, the kind of classic burger joint that this restaurant is a casual-modern interpretation of. Like a 1940s black & white photograph (or one of my paintings) made 3D. You’re inside my place looking out into the future or you’re inside MOD looking through the frame of the past to see the present. All salvaged and hand-painted materials.
The backdrop is plexiglas on the top half mounted to the wood frame, the bottom half is stretched canvas on this side, whiteboard on the other. On the wall is a framed print of my Frostick 5c painting, because the palette and theme match the rest, and because like the whole scene, it was inspired by photographs of Rudy Burckhardt.
On view through mid-September. 184 Main St. Grab a burger while there, they also have a fine vegetable burger and exceptionally good fries. Incidentally, all the components of this installation are for sale except the glass and the metal straw.