Evan Hauser, "Preservation and Use #3 (Landscape with River, George Hetzel, 1880)", 2018, porcelain, gold leaf, 62 x 42 x 2.5"

EVAN HAUSER and Canary Syndrome on Cfile on November 19, 2018

Evan Hauser & Canary Syndrome

CFile on November 19, 2018

“In Hauser’s Preservation and Use #3, the artist encases a landscape painting by French-American naturalist painter George Hetzel. In his work, perhaps Hauser is attempting to dam-up Hetzel’s river, clogging its serene waters with ubiquitous packing. He similarly plugs-up Yellowstone Falls by Albert Bierstadt and corrals Thomas Moran’s Teton Range. It’s no wonder Hauser used works by Hudson River School painters: aware of the true price of Manifest Destiny, Hudson River School artists began to incorporate this skepticism into their works (Think: Thomas Cole’s The Course of Empire) and can be said to be the country’s first environmentalists…”



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