October 30 - December 18, 2021
From the Alta Arts:
“The Alta Arts is pleased to present an exhibition of large scale paintings by American artist, David Hacker. Inarticulate Paradise is the artist’s first major exhibition of all new works in over a decade, and his first showing in Texas. The exhibition will open to the public on October 30th from Noon to 4:00 pm, and will be on display through December 18, 2021.
David Hacker’s paintings are purely abstract, featuring bold color choices against natural tones, and heavy marks both in the form of brush strokes and scrapes. They are intensely layered, creating a sense of depth and liminality, as though one could look through each layer to find new situations. The organic blocks of color and meandering brushwork together create a psychedelic space, that is also reminiscent of the deep forests in the Catskills around Hacker’s studio. The layering and re-working evident on each canvas speaks to Hacker’s focus on self discovery and expansion; his artwork is a sort of removed simulacrum of his life and experience. He echoes his journey through the painting process, reconciling with imperfection, allowing for chance, and pushing forward in his search for knowledge. Each painting functions as a view into a world that the Hacker is still building, and in which he is ultimately recontextualizing himself through an ever-expanding idea of reality and of existence.
David Hacker is painter, sculptor, potter, and poet working out of his studio in Andes, New York. Born in Portland, Oregon in 1946, Hacker was drafted into the military and served in Vietnam from 1967-1968. He began his transition into art during the 1980s, studying art at various institutions before earning his BA and MFA from University of California Santa Barbara in 1984. Hacker later attended Skowhegan, and has shown over the years between Portland and New York City, including at the Katayama Collection, and the Neuberger Art Museum.
The Alta Arts is located at 5412 Ashbrook Drive, between Chimney Rock and South Rice, in the Gulfton neighborhood of Houston, TX. Parking is available onsite. Contact [email protected] with inquiries or to schedule a visit. Open hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 12:00 – 4:00 pm, more information is available at www.thealtaarts.org”
Reception: October 30, 2021 | 12–4 pm
5412 Ashbrook Drive, Houston, TX, 77081
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