WORK > seekers / beasts AWHRHWAR Los Angeles 12 Oct - 11 Nov, 2017

blue tiger head
ink stick and collage on newsprint
12 x 9 inches
2017
the five mythic tigers chart
ink stick on newsprint
12 x 9 inches
2017
big more than friends
ink stick on newsprint
24 x 18 inches
2017
lion with three eyes
ink stick on newsprint
36 x 24 inches
2017
summer lion
ink stick and collage on newsprint
2017
cat with three eyes
ink stick and collage on newsprint
2017
summer tiger (tail)
ink stick on newsprint
2017
little more than friends
ink stick on newsprint
2017
the first flowers
ink stick on newsprint
2017
little green tiger
oil on canvas
20 x 16 inches
2017
two purple cats
oil on canvas
12 x 9 inches
2017
bee drawing
ink stick on newsprint
2017
ghost bear
ink stick and collage on newsprint
2017
little foxes (white diamond)
ink stick and collage on newsprint
2017
bengal tiger
ink stick and collage on newsprint
2017
moonshine
ink stick and collage on newsprint
24 x 18 inches
2017
last monkeys falling
ink stick and collage on Stonehenge paper
50 x 36 inches
2017

AWHRHWAR is thrilled to present seekers / beasts, EJ Hauser's first solo show in Los Angeles. In these paintings and drawings, made during the summer 2017, EJ takes inspiration from the Quaker painter Edward Hicks' early 19th century depictions of the Peaceable Kingdom. EJ's intuitive drawing practice employs serialization, layerings, editing and cross-pollination to inform paintings as well as embody its own statement. From inside these works, beasts look out at you, some fantastical or potentially mythological, some have three eyes, others are masked, but they are all seekers. This work is an exercise in visual openness— symbolic and humorous, it presents an exuberant alternative to the stark chaos of now.