Forest Dwellers at Philipp Haverkampf, August 5 - September 8, 2020
In the summer of 2018 EJ Hauser used a temporary studio in a barn in the rural area of the Catskill Mountains.
There she let herself be inspired by the various impressions of her natural surroundings. The daytime cycle with its different plays of light, the changes in weather, and a color palette reflecting the colors of local birds and the lush green of the foliage or the blackness of the night.
All these were re-starting points for processing her impressions of nature, collected on her travels through England and Greece in the summer of 2019. Pictures that zoom in from the view of the total, into the microscopic forest life. Pictures that tie in with traditional landscape painting, and at the same time are observations of the finely woven ecosystem that runs through the forest. A system of roots, fungi and spores, which forms a communication network between the forest inhabitants, allowing the trees to "reach under each other's branches"
A network of silent solidarity, attentive to the welfare of the being vis-à-vis and of the adjacent tree. A Wood Wide Web , which in contrast to our World Wide Web does not sow discord and hatred, but is committed to a simple, necessary state of being and not the confusing abundance of information.
Let's listen to the trees more carefully again and hear the painters voice. "Forest Dwellers" is EJ Hauser's first exhibition with the gallery.
EJ HAUSER is a NY based artist and has been previously exhibiting at venues such as Derek Eller, Regina Rex, Sperone Westwater, White Columns, The Journal Gallery, Cheim & Read and Gavin Brown's Enterprises amongst others.