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Slideshow Preview of ROSEMARY FEIT COVEY’s New Work for ‘Excavate’

8 Feb

Private Preview:

Wed, 2/15  from 2pm-6pm

Thurs, 2/16 from 11am -6pm

Exhibition Opening:

Fri, 2/17 from 6pm-8pm **Artist will be in attendance.

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Save the Date! Private Preview for ROSEMARY FEIT COVEY and LAUREL HAUSLER’s show “EXCAVATE”

24 Jan



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.


About Excavate:

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.