Colt Hausman

  • 20.05.2010 - 20.06.2010|

Zurcher Studio is pleased to present an installation of Colt Hausman’s prints in our Project Room.
The installation of the prints has taken its cues from the printmaking process. The walls have been painted with gradients of color, and the hanging of the prints on the wall mask out areas of the colorfield. The viewer is faced with what reads like a cryptic language---perhaps a heiroglyphics of the digital age, or a colorful contemporary code. Upon closer inspection the prints are in fact multiples of the everyday, in which an outline of a butterfly becomes an atom in a repeating grid. As a BFA student at the Rhode Island School of Design, Hausman found himself in Providence, one of America’s leading suppliers of brass and costume jewelry. Using sheaths of brass earring templates, Hausman creates his prints, allowing individual earrings to fall out naturally throughout the process. The negative space caused by this loss creates the illusion of a coded pattern, vibrantly shaded and enigmatic. Combining the old artform of printing with industrial and commercial materials, Hausman enhances the juxtaposition between the two. While the earring templates are mass-produced, his prints are manually crafted, and while the works themselves can portray an abstract, digital aesthetic, they are built upon fine figurative detail. - Nicole O’Rourke

Born 1983, Prague,CZ - Lives and works in New York
2005 BFA Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI

Solo Show

"Prints & Drawings", Bobo’s on 9th, Philadelphia, PA

Group Shows

“Room Tones”, Convent of Saint Cecilia, Brooklyn, NY
“Relics From [the] Other Realms”, Barat Foundation, Newark, NJ 2008 "BOBO’s on 27th", Foxy Productions, New York, NY

"One Wall", Copy Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

"Reality and Alteration", Brenda Taylor Gallery, New York, NY