Jim Houser @ LeBasse Projects Culver City (3/10) Mar 6, 2012 11:50:07 GMT -8
Post by LeBasse Projects on Mar 6, 2012 11:50:07 GMT -8
ʻAs Quiet As Itʼs Keptʼ
New works from Jim Houser
LBP :: Culver City
March 10th – April 7th, 2012
Artist reception: Saturday, March, 10, 6-9p
Los Angeles, CA – LeBasse Projects is proud to announce ʻAs Quiet As Itʼs Keptʼ, a solo exhibition by
Philadelphia-based artist, Jim Houser.
In Houserʼs new exhibition, ʻAs Quiet As Itʼs Keptʼ the artist returns to Los Angeles with an insightful array of
works ranging from canvas paintings, mixed media compositions and installations. Here, Houser continues
his perpetual examination of self-exploration and the meditative peace found in quietness compared to the
joys of sound.
Through each whimsical character and play of words, the artist creates a visual dialog filled with personal
and emotional tension. Inspired by his son, Houser also explores the impact of fatherhood and the new
responsibilities faced. Within this body of work, the artist beautifully weaves the idea of our nature to protect
and the experience of witnessing growth of the ones we love.
About Jim Houser
Jim Houser, a self-taught artist, helped create Philadelphiaʼs Space 1026 gallery and artist collective.
Houser’s paintings are the system by which he actively catalogs the images and noises that command his
attention. His installations create a mapping system, cataloging the contents of his head over the course of a
particular period of time. His interests include: listening to the cadence of speech, science and science
fiction, sickness and disease, plants and animals, sport, time travel, ghosts, the art of children, secrets,
radio, codes and code breaking, words that sound beautiful and mean something terrible, and words that
sound horrible but mean something wonderful.
Houserʼs collages, paintings and installations have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the
United States, Europe, Australia and Brazil. His work is included in the permanent collection of the
Philadelphia Museum of Art . Recently, Houser released a vinyl record of instrumental music composed to
accompany his installations.