The Josephy Center is honored to present a very special exhibit: “Through my Filter… Jakob Haßlacher’s paintings, the LH Project’s Permanent Collection and the work of LH’s new Studio Technician, James Tingey”. The exhibit opening will be Friday, September 24 at 7 p.m. with wine, beer, and appetizers. But the bigger and more celebratory event will be at the Closing Reception on Friday, November 18 at 7 p.m. with a no-host bar, catered appetizers, music, and art. All events are free and open to the public. Jakob’s and James’ works will be for sale.
Jakob will present over twenty-five paintings made from oil sticks. “These paintings represent my first large(r) scale attempts at using oil-based color sticks to capture the moods, lighting, temperament and qualities of the landscapes I cherish the most. Well, not all of them, but… My dearest Wife once said that I have a unique “filter” that she has always observed, albeit subtle and tempered. I have always loved working in two dimensions. Even four sometimes. During the past Winters I decided to give three dimensional pottery a break and explore the “dark side” [as Ceramicists call it] of using color on canvas to express my relations with the World outside my window – here in Wallowa County and on travels with said Wife to the luscious Islands of Hawai’i and Maui.
As part of the LH Permanent Collection, over twenty works will be on display by artists: Hun Chung Lee, Crystal Morey, Stephen Braun, Lars Calmar, Ryan Matthew Mitchell, Kelly Garret Rathbone Rebo, and Josh DeWeese.
James Tingey is a LH’s new Studio Technician and will have a selection works in the exhibit that will be for sale. James is a native of Corvallis, Oregon. He’s a ceramic artist whose work explores ideas of utility, process, material and landscape.
Executive Director, Cheryl Coughlan states, “we are very thrilled to have Jakob’s work alongside the LH Project’s Permanent Collection – I think this show clearly demonstrates Jakob’s love for art and the artists that create it.
Complimentary programs include a Brown Bag on Tuesday, October 1 at noon with Jakob and James entitled “Ceramics 101”, a “Live and Up Front with Jakob and James” our artist lecture series on Tuesday, November 15 at 7 p.m. and James Tingey will be teaching a potter’s wheel class for beginners in October (dates to be announce, please contact Josephy Center (if interested). Lastly, the Closing Reception with Jakob, James and more artists will be held Friday, November 18 at 7 p.m.