Jo Merchant 
Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries 
(845) 838-1600 ext. 10 


May 08, 2010 at 04:00 PM 
May 08, 2010 at 05:30 PM 

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Beacon Institute Gallery 
199 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508

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Creative Process Artist Dialogue with Erica Hauser & Ian Wickstead 

Delve into the inner world of Erica Hauser and Ian Wickstead, two of the artists featured in Water, water, every where and learn more about their inspiration and creative process. Moderated by well-known Beacon artist Chris Albert, director of the kork project space in Poughkeepsie.

Erica Hauser, Cityscape with Water Tower (2009)Erica Hauser’s tightly orchestrated paintings evoke a sense of man’s relationship to water through the aged and often historic architectural elements she depicts. Through the use of simple strokes and stark detail, Erica captures the complexities of surfaces and patinas to create the sense of realism and give the viewer an active sense of participation within her scenes. Her images suggest the duality of man’s dominance and sublimation to the forceful element. Originally from Brewster, NY on the banks of the East Branch Reservoir, Erica now lives in Beacon after a hiatus in New York City where she studied at The School of Visual Arts.

Image: Erica Hauser, Cityscape with Water Tower, acrylic on canvas (2009), 16" x 20"

Ian Wickstead, A View Within (2008)Ian Wickstead was a photographer long before he knew how to use a camera. A native of the Hudson Valley, Ian captures the region in documentary, landscape and abstract photography. He brings photographic abstractions from his lens that evade the human eye, capturing the play of light on ice formations. Ian studied at Boston University and lives in Poughkeepsie, NY.



Image: Ian Wickstead, A View Within (2008)