Thursday, October 30, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Laurel being interviewed by Sasha Wilson for the Georgetown Hoya
"A History of Dogs and Witches" will be on view through November 9th.
Laurel Hausler, Alice Poole and Adam Jaroszynski with "The Moors"
The scene from above
Photos courtesy of Laura Kuah (I hope to put all of our reception pictures on Flickr in the near future)
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Laurel Hausler, The Party, 2008, mixed media on board, 36" x 44"
Nevin Kelly, Dr. Gary Weitzman (Executive Director of WARL), and Laurel Hausler
Two-legged and four-legged art lovers came out to support WARL
Boone sporting his witch costume…that lasted for about five seconds
Purple sugar cats
WARL has many wonderful animals up for adoption. Please visit their Web site for more information on adopting a pet or for other ways to support the organization.
Laurel Hausler’s “A History of Dogs and Witches” will be up through November 9th.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Grab your brooms and fly on over to Nevin Kelly Gallery to see Laurel's solo exhibition "A History of Dogs and Witches" and enjoy refreshments and hobnob with goblins, witches, and (of course) dogs. Costumes are encouraged.
Donation: $10 donation to WARL at the door; Additionally 10% of sales made during the event will be donated to WARL.
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Laurel Hausler in her studio working on paintings for the show
Laurel Hausler’s “A History of Dogs and Witches” is a pastiche of beloved works of literature, movies, admired artists, observations from everyday life and strange nuances in history. Her fanciful witches—partially inspired by Quentin Blake's illustration for Roald Dahl's book The Witches—wear 1940's suit-coats and hats with veils.
“The Moors”, 2008, gouache, pen, ink and pencil on paper, 12" x 12"
Hausler’s characters live in a world of dark ambiguity. Her paintings often appear haunting at first, but her message is typically more poignant and cheeky than macabre. Guided by her choice of medium, Hausler explains that her characters often push forth their own stories—a phenomenon she describes as “mysterious.” Alternately erudite, evil and beautiful, the works contain elements of narrative, fashion, history and theater.
“Family”, 2008, gouache, ink and pencil on paper, 10" x 8"
This is just a sneak peak! “A History of Dogs and Witches” will be on view from October 15 through November 9, 2008. The Opening Reception will be held Thursday, October 16 from 6 to 9 pm.
For art and animal lovers, we will also host a Haunted Open House to benefit the Washington Animal Rescue League on Saturday, October 18 from 3 to 6 pm. We will be collecting a $10 donation to WARL at the door; additionally 10% of sales made during the open house will be donated to WARL. Costumes are encouraged!
In addition to the special event benefiting WARL, Laurel will be donating 10% of all sales (outside of WARL event) to Miriam's Kitchen.
Saturday, October 04, 2008
Watch what you say, the gallery is bugged; plates from Ruth Trevarrow’s series “Bugged”
Richard Dana’s distorted portraits “Swarthy”, “Loner” and “Liberal” comment on government profiling programs
Tim Tate’s “Detector” consisting of cast and blown glass, camera and audio wave captures your image as you pass by
Thom Flynn, Untitled, 2008, torn paper and resin on plywood, 47” x 50”
Check out the many layers that go into the creation of a Flynn piece by viewing his animated painting:
Friday, October 03, 2008
"Jessie XIV", 2007, mixed media, 22" x 19" (left)
"St. Sebastian" (The Hula Girls), 2008, mixed media, 22" x 18"
"Volcano", 2008, mixed media, 18" x 24"
To view more, please visit Mary's artist page on our Web site or stop by the gallery and ask to see the work in person.