Tom Hausken
Open Studio: Sunday, January 29, 2023, 2-5 pm
BoxoPROJECTS 62732 Sullivan Road, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Tom Hausken uses paint to explore the essence of the landscapes that surround him. He works and re-works paintings, scraping, layering and cutting; accepting flaws, erasures and concealments as necessary. Tom welcomes chance in the development of his work. He uses traditional oils, industrial coatings, inks, lacquers, shellac, asphaltum, alkyd, acrylic, graphite, paper, canvas and panel. His paintings contain up to thirty layers of material and develop over meaningful periods of time. Their forms and colors are abstracts of the landscape yet avoid including details that would imply a specific place.

For his residency at BoxoPROJECTS, Tom has brought some previously started canvases for completion in the desert setting. He is also departing from his traditional materials and creating a series of gouaches on paper reflective purely of the local landscape. Please join us for an open studio to meet the artist and view the artworks.

About the Artist: Tom Hausken graduated from Seattle Pacific University Cum Laude (1985) and continued his Post Baccalaureate studies in Drawing and Painting at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. (1985-87.) He has enjoyed several solo and group exhibitions across the USA and is the recipient of several fellowship residences including the Pollock-Krasner Fellowship at Vermont Studio Center in 2016. Tom was the Artist in Residence at the Yakima Valley Museum in 2017. He lives and works in eastern Washington and southern Oregon.

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BoxoPROJECTS is located at 62732 Sullivan Road, Joshua Tree, CA 92252. Highway 62 to White Feather, south on White Feather to Sullivan, west on Sullivan). Please do not use GPS though Google Maps and Waze directions are correct.

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