Rob Hauck’s paintings are inspired by memories of emotions, material reality, relationships, words and language, and motion. He creates visual histories and mysteries that are simultaneously complex and meditative.
He begins by flattening a space, starting with an initial mark, and working with a limited color scheme – though with a particular affection for the nuances of black and white. Subtle color variations build tension and contribute to complexity. Textures are attained with simple scratching or by incorporating collage and other media, while retaining elements of multiple layers of paint, which become the visual history of each painting’s genesis and evolution.
Hauck considers his work to be a collaboration on two levels.
“I work intuitively until the painting itself determines my next move.’ I provide simple and sufficient visual clues and rely on viewers to complete the process with their personal understanding of what they see.”
Julia Mitchell and Lucy Mitchell
Tapestry – Sculpture – Drawing
Green Seaweed tapestry 48 x 36″ Silk, wool, linen, by Julia Mitchell / Based on seaweed drawing by Lucy Mitchell.
A joint exhibition of tapestries, sculpture and drawing, by artist sisters, Julia Mitchell and Lucy Mitchell.
July 30 to August 18 2016
ARTIST RECEPTION: Saturday, July 30 2016, 5 to 7pm
A STUDIO GUIDE TO NATURE
Julia Mitchell: tapestry
Lucy Mitchell: sculpture and drawing
“In preparing for this collaborative exhibition we influence each other, bringing our shared experiences as sisters and artists, drawing weavings and weaving drawings. We walk and talk about our favorite artists, natural and art history, travels, forms of museum display, prehistoric markings, contemporary walking artists. And we realize our good fortune at living in such an unusual and beautiful place as the Vineyard.
Despite using different mediums and having strikingly individual styles, there is definitely a commonality of vision, and it seems natural to mix our art together.
Here the work is roughly organized into areas representing air, wood, water and rock. Here also are the liminal places, the interface of land and sea, above and below ground, night and day, sleeping and waking.
This is what we do: go outside and observe our surroundings, then bring impressions into our respective studios where we reinterpret, re-present and preserve them as artifacts. It is a way of presenting a fragment of the world to be regarded as distinctly individual and startling.”
Lucy and Julia Mitchell, 2016 / Photo credit: Nancy Tutko