Darwin’s Coral – artcurrent Provincetown

Posted on Jul 30, 2013

Bernd Haussmann

August 2 to 18, 2013

Opening Reception August 2nd from 6 to 10 p.m.

artcurrent and the Schoolhouse Gallery are pleased to present new paintings from Bernd Haussmann from his Darwin’s Coral series. There will be a reception with the artist on Friday August 2 from 6-10 PM at artcurrent’s Bradford Street Gallery. A portion of the proceeds from sales at this exhibition will benefit the Seal Program at Provincetown’s Center for Coastal Studies.

BERND HAUSSMANN employs a deep exploration of color, gesture, texture and surface in paintings on metal, acrylic glass, wood, canvas and paper that seem to mimic some of the ways that natural surfaces change as a result of time, temperature, environment and. Haussmann’s work distills and interprets a range of sources and observations, from nature to language to dreams to architecture to a total investment in the possibilities inherent in a single color. Haussmann’s singular elements are illuminated by bold colors and a discussion of gesture, surface and the subconscious that, though contemporary in nature, can be traced directly back to the moment of abstract expressionism’s passionate public introduction and the philosophy that defined Provincetown’s schools from Hofmann to Stout.

Bernd Haussmann divides his time between his studio north of Boston and Maine where he works on a 250 acre nature project. He has been represented at national and international venues such as Dallas Art Fair, Art Santa Fe, LA Art Fair, Art Miami, Miami Project, Palm Beach, The Toronto International Art Fair, Art across the Atlantic, and KunstTraject in Belgium. He currently is the artist-in-residence at the Ely Broad Institute in Cambridge, MA. His works are in a number of museum collections including the Danforth Museum of Art; Lyman Allyn Museum of Art; Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ; Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, TX; and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, among others.