ROSEMARY FEIT COVEY “Self Conscious” & LAUREL HAUSLER “No Trace of the Woman” opens Feb 13th, 2015

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SELF 
CONSCIOUS
New mixed media works by ROSEMARY FEIT COVEY
NO TRACE OF THE WOMAN
Felted wool works by LAUREL HAUSLER
Friday, February 13th – March 5th, 2015

OPENING DAY RECEPTION and ARTIST TALK
Friday, February 13th, 6pm-8pm
Both artists will be in attendance
EXHIBITION LOCATION

Morton Fine Art (MFA)
1781 Florida Ave NW (at 18th & U Sts)
Washington, DC 20009

HOURS

TuesdaySaturday 11am – 6pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm
ROSEMARY FEIT COVEY,  Self Conscious (140905_1), 44"x44", mixed media on canvas

ROSEMARY FEIT COVEY, Self Conscious (140905_1), 44″x44″, mixed media on canvas

 

About SELF
            CONSCIOUS:
In this new series of work, ROSEMARY FEIT COVEY explores expressions of sadness, grief and loss. Inherently a  narcissistic and self conscious construct, COVEY challenges the concept of “selfie” to a level of artistic and universal impact. She uses her own face during times of personal internal grief to replicate the emotions she has seen on the faces of others during periods of loss. This body of work is comprised of a combination of painting, photography, and printmaking based on the quick capture of her image.
About ROSEMARY FEIT COVEY (Washington, DC b. South Africa):
ROSEMARY FEIT COVEY was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. In a career spanning three decades she has exhibited internationally and received countless awards. Ms. Covey’s work is in many major museum and library collections, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the New York Public Library Print Collection, the National Museum of American History, Harvard University, the Papyrus Institute in Cairo and 512 works in the permanent collection of Georgetown University Library. There was recently a retrospective of Ms. Covey’s wood engravings and installation work on display at the Evergreen Museum in Baltimore.
LAUREL HAUSLER, Red Shoes, 50"x50", felted wool

LAUREL HAUSLER, Red Shoes, 50″x50″, felted wool

 

About NO TRACE OF THE WOMAN:
LAUREL HAUSLER creates paintings and sculptures of felted wool inspired by Frances Glessner Lee’s 1940’s dollhouse rendering of “Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death”, composite crime scene models recreated on a one-inch-to-one-foot scale. Inspired by Glessner Lee’s visionary and zealous passion for forensics in a time when women were unable to become detectives, Hausler selects needles and fiber as her medium to honor traditional notions of “women’s art” or “craft”, mirroring Glessner Lee’s own meticulous attention to detail, down to every last hand-crafted clue, of the “Nutshell Studies”.
About LAUREL HAUSLER:
A Washington, DC native, LAUREL HAUSLER’s love of literature, antiquity, unsolved mysteries and the obscure inspire the stories behind her work.  Working in a subtractive and additive process, she creates the surface of her felt sculpted paintings by layering strands of felted wool. Admired for resisting a self-conscious approach to process, Hausler reveals lines, veils and gestures on her surfaces that demonstrate her decision-making process through the work’s evolution to its finished state.
Please contact Morton Fine Art for pricing and availability.
(202) 628-2787
mortonfineart@gmail.com
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