Houser's show in Los Angeles featured new canvas paintings, mixed media installations as well as his signature panel/paintings. Houser has spent a week putting together his beautifully pieced installations from creating the music playing out of his hand-crafted cabinet speakers to birdhouses and wooden tables. In addition to his installation, Houser's new paintings featured some collaged elements –paper cutouts and shapes–which really can only be seen in person. "As Quiet As It's Kept" opened March 10th and runs through April 7th at LeBasse Projects in Culver City.
Lots of Houser's panel paintings have text and a story behind them.
Another wall by Houser. Really loved the simplicity and colors of this one.
As Quiet As It's Kept New works from Jim Houser
LeBasse Projects :: Culver City
6023 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
March 10th – April 7th, 2012
We arrived pretty much at 6 pm because I really wanted to see Jim's works without powering through crowds. Title wall.
I really love this piece.
I also really loved the wave piece on that piece of wood. Jim mentioned that some of the wood was donated by a fellow we both gotten to know named Scottie B.
One of the main walls of LeBasse Projects.
Ladder to nowhere.
I really like how Jim mixed in various objects, such as candles, brushes he used, and tables in his installation. It was a nice way to tie everything in.
There's one main piece that you see when you walk into the show. It looks like a normal Houser painting except if you look closely there's collaged patterns and symbols in the canvas, which can't really be photographed. Sorta of like this.
Another Houser installation featuring his hand made guitar cabinets and double guitar/banjo along with some paper plants. Really sweet stuff.
Lobbed off head by Jim Houser.
Birds bathing his this severed body's blood.
We ran into artist Gavin Bunner.
Here's a shot early on in the show so you can get an idea of the LeBasse Project space.
Ramps and spines!
Scottie and Nate imitating art.
We weren't able to stay for the entire opening, but glad to see it when it was not totally packed too. Really got to do the rounds on the art. If you're in Los Angeles from March 10 to April 7th, then go check out this show. Really great stuff.
Congrats to Jim Houser on one of my favorite shows I've seen by far.
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