The Eye Center of Northern Colorado Exhibition Series:
Haley Hasler: August 3 – October 14, 2018
Born in 1971, Haley Hasler, a Fort Collins, CO native, studied painting at Indiana University and earned an MFA from Boston University. Hasler has received numerous grants and awards, including a Fulbright Grant, and is a three-time winner of the Elizabeth Greenshields Award. Her work has appeared at MOCA Jacksonville, Florida, Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, Wyoming; Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, South Carolina; EVOKE Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Andrews Gallery at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia among others. Hasler is represented by Alpha Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts.
Part biography and part theatre, Haley Hasler’s paintings depict ordinary life in extraordinary, exaggerated circumstances. She uses the self-portrait as a way to access the personal within an archetypal heroine. Through these iconic forms, she investigates artifice versus reality and interior versus exterior. The faces of her portraits convey the bewilderment and fatigue of motherhood in turbulent surroundings. Her work, which often includes depictions of her husband and children, explores the challenges facing a twenty-first century woman as she seeks to balance her roles as mother, wife, and individual. Although she portrays modern scenarios of juggling multiple tasks and children simultaneously, her paintings reference Renaissance compositions updated for the contemporary. Dressed in traditional ornamental attire, Hasler contorts herself into precarious poses to dress, feed, and entertain her loved ones, sometimes adopting mythical roles as tooth fairy and adventurer.
Image: Haley Hasler, Portrait as Gorgeous Feast II, 2018, oil on canvas, photo: Jim Cambon Photography
PROGRAMMING AND EVENTS FOR THE EXHIBITION:
Please go to moafc.org/events to register and to see new programming as we will add more during the course of the exhibition.
Sunday August 19th 1-3:00pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Morisette, Education Coordinator, Museum of Art | Fort Collins
During this workshop you will weave your own potholder using recycled T-shirts and other loops of fabric.
Cost: $10 MoA member; 15 non-member
Kids Self-Portrait Workshop
Sunday September 9th 1-3:00pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Morisette, Education Coordinator, MOA
Inspired by the Haley Hasler exhibition, participants will create their own unique self-portrait using colored pencil, markers, crayons and watercolor.
Cost: $10 member; 15 non-member
After School Art Class at MoA
Teacher: Elizabeth Morisette
Students will create mixed media self portraits and explore the art of collage
Sunday: September 17th, 24th, October 1st
$15 per class ($10 for members) OR All three classes for $40 ($25 for members)
(Price includes all supplies)
David A. Tyrrell- August 3 – October 14, 2018
David A. Tyrrell (1952-2017) was a self-taught artist residing in Fort Collins, CO. David’s art is a diverse variety of categories, subjects and style from portraiture to landscapes, cityscapes and still lives. His true passion, though, was portraiture. In his words “To paint people is the only reason I have found for life. There is nothing more complex and certainly interesting than our species and having the ability to render what I see onto canvas is my reason for being.”
Image: James, 2012, oil on canvas.