Burl & Balance: Works by Mandy Kelso & Erica Hauser

The October show at Catalyst, Burl & Balance, will be an exhibition of Mandy Kelso‘s evocative work in encaustic, paint and wood opposite paintings and collages from Erica Hauser‘s stack series.

There will be a reception for the artists on Sat Oct 6, 6-9 pm and the show will run through Oct 28th. The gallery will be open until 9 pm on Second Saturday, Oct 13. Hours Sat & Sun 12-6pm and by chance or appt on Fri & Mon.

Mandy Kelso’s collection speaks to the resilience of the human spirit and the process of facing challenge and disaster in order to carve new paths of being and creation. During the show’s run, the gallery will present a reading from the artist’s “Poems for Wyatt”, which speaks to the catastrophe caused by unexpected loss.
Her artwork and writing celebrate the creative process in coping with such loss, and its role in finding vibrant and peaceful spaces through visual artistry.

Erica Hauser’s new body of work explores chromatic and organic balance in a playful but delicate tension between object and canvas. While the color palettes evoke the same vintage simplicity of her earlier Americana works, this abstract collection references more meditative forms found in nature, drawing upon her decades-long experience as a wood-stacker. The works retain the quiet feel of pristinely-stacked objects in space, yet humming with the energy of her striking use of color.

Currently on view through Sept 30, paintings and glass works by Kathleen Andersen and paintings by Tom Chibbaro. Open Fri-Sun.