An Exhibition of New Work by ROSEMARY FEIT COVEY & LAUREL HAUSLER
February 17th - March 14th, 2012
Friday, February 17th, 2012 6pm - 8 pm
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 2pm - 6pm
Thursday, February 16th, 2012 11am-6pm
Morton Fine Art (MFA) presents Excavate, an exhibition of new work by artists Rosemary Feit Covey and Laurel Hausler. The exhibition will be on display at Morton Fine Art from February 17th through March 14th, 2012. The opening reception will be held on February 17th from 6 to 8 pm with both artists in attendance.
Rosemary Feit Covey (Alexandria, VA, b. South Africa, wood engravings, mixed media):
One of the preeminent wood engravers working today, Rosemary Feit Covey's masterful and emotionally powerful black and white engravings can be found in prominent museum and library collections around the world. In a career spanning three decades, she has exhibited internationally and received countless awards for her wood engravings. Last year her self-appropriated mixed media artworks debuted in her solo exhibition Death of the Fine Art Print at Morton Fine Art.
Laurel Hausler (Washington, DC, b. USA, paintings):
A Washington, DC native, Laurel Hausler's love of literature, antiquity and the absurd inspire the stories behind her work. Admired for resisting a self-conscious approach to process, the artist reveals lines, scratches, rips and gestures on her surfaces that demonstrate her decision-making process through the work's evolution to its finished state.
Rosemary Feit Covey and Laurel Hausler have been paired in this two woman exhibition to highlight their respective artistic processes and approach to subject matter. Rosemary Feit Covey whittles away the surface of her wood block with extreme precision, utilizing a time-staking and unforgiving engraving process until her detailed image appears. Laurel Hausler works in a subtractive process by covering her canvas with multiple layers of paint, wax, charcoal or found objects and then removes the layers to reveal the subject. Both women are fearless in their psychological approach to subject matter - raw and depth oriented, they explore subsurface in the realm of the unconscious, not afraid of the obscure.
About Morton Fine Art (MFA):
Founded as an innovative solution to the changing contemporary art market, Morton Fine Art (MFA) is collaborates with art collectors and visual artists to inspire fresh ways of acquiring contemporary art. Firmly committed to the belief that anyone can become an art collector, MFA's mission is to provide accessibility to museum-quality contemporary art through a combination of innovative exhibitions and a new generation of art services.