When I came across SVA graduate Erica Hauser’s retro-style paintings at the Other Art Show in November, they washed over me like happy memories. The art felt to me like everything I loved about summer in the sixties – frozen treats and huge cars and family trips, and I want them all!
Hauser takes her inspiration from a multitude of sources; found photos, vintage ice cream wrappers, road maps, catalogs, and old magazine clippings. Once she’s found her subject, she either isolates it or places it in a sparse scene, enough to give it context without overwhelming it. The overall effect is one of fond nostalgia.
Photos property of Erica Hauser.