I have two pieces in this exhibition 'Celebrating Color', opening Fri July 12 at Womenswork.art in Poughkeepsie. They are new this year and were only previously shown at CMA Gallery at Mount St Mary College March through May, so I'm glad to have another venue in the Hudson Valley to exhibit them. Especially since celebrating color, so to speak, is a major focus in this new work!
‘Transit’ is a group exhibition opening June 24 at Krasdale Distribution Center in Hunts Point, NY, and includes six of my paintings. They will be there for 3 months, after which they will travel to the Krasdale Corporate Offices in West Harrison, NY, where there will be a reception on Oct 16, 5-8 pm. The second leg of the show will close Nov 13.
These are 2012-2018, from a slowly braking series of car/travel paintings. The curator, Kirsten Kucer, was familiar with this earlier work and felt it would be a great fit for the exhibition. I am always glad for new venues to show them. (And sell them.. In this exhibition, interested buyers are referred directly to the artist for purchase, so.. contact me!)
They reflect a particular kind of labor, observation, love, and matching of color/texture to the reference images. I’m still there but I like to visit places I haven’t been. I suppose this ‘place’ used to be ‘the past’, in effect, and now.. it's somewhere a little more abstract.
This new piece will be in the upcoming Far and Wide National exhibition at Woodstock Artists' Association & Museum, opening May 11. Reception Sat May 18, 4-6 pm. Through June 9.
'Paleta de Colores', acrylic on wood, wall-mounted, 34" tall x approx 16" wide. Again, because I like how some words/phrases sound better in Spanish, even though that isn't the language I ever studied, I only learned French and forgotten much of it. (Some came back to me when I went to Montreal 7 years ago, but that was only 3 days.) I'd like to use more German words but when I play around with phrases they just sound so stern, not as playful. 'Malkasten' (Paintbox). Still, that could be an effect I'd want, if a certain piece called for it.
I admit. I do not feel as happy today as I appear in this photo. ☁️😕☁️ But it’s from my current show and I’m still happy about the work and needed a reminder. I think I tried to paint how lemon cream pie might taste on a gray February winter day. 💛 Sun, citrus, clouds, stone.
The show ‘Explorations In Form’ is open daily at CMA Gallery at Mount St Mary College in Newburgh for two more weeks.
This piece is 'Pila Límon', 30"x30", acrylic on canvas, maplewood frame. Still available; contact the artist directly to purchase. Then I will be this happy!
West Elm now has one of my works available online, as a print on wood panel in two different sizes, through a print gallery/studio in Austin TX! Higher visibility stacking! This is exciting and I am grateful to Wonderwall Studio for connecting West Elm with my work. Wonderwall has 15 more of my pieces available on their own site as prints, along with several options for mounting or framing.
The original painting, Pink Party Stack, is currently in the 'Explorations In Form' exhibition at CMA Gallery, Aquinas Hall, Mount St Mary College in Newburgh. The show is up through May 22 and is open every day, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Screen shot of the West Elm site, because it's still a thrill:
Spring print sale! All my 8.5x11” prints on Etsy are now $12. Stock is limited! I won't make these again for a while. Buy 2+, save on shipping. Email me at erica (at) ericahauser.com to pick up locally or to request framing. People often want to freshen up their decor in the spring, right? These look nice in groups of 2 or 3, with their general theme of travel and fun.
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.