May 20 – June 21, 2020
Good Weather is honored and excited to participate in FAIR with a four-part presentation of paintings by Hartmut Austen and Ron Ewert.
As a way to honor the intrinsic camaraderie of the initiative, Good Weather is presenting four paintings that highlight the meaningful connection which has developed within our program between artists Hartmut Austen and Ron Ewert. Both artist have presented two solo exhibitions over the past six years with Good Weather: first at our original location in North Little Rock (Ron Ewert’s I would like to see what happens by Ron Ewert and Hartmut Austen’s Here r more), and second as a set of shows at Atlanta Contemporary as part of the On-Site series (Hartmut Austen’s Blurred Vision is just one of the Symptoms and Ron Ewert’s I'm getting too old for this shirt) by invitation from Daniel Fuller.
The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is pleased to present FAIR, built in partnership with Artlogic. FAIR is a new art fair initiative designed to be entirely online, function cooperatively, and act as a benefit for NADA’s community of galleries, nonprofits and artists.
FAIR offers an alternative profit-sharing model, structured to facilitate mutual support within the art community and provide revenue to each of its participants during a time in which galleries have temporarily closed their physical locations. A percentage from each sale made from FAIR will directly benefit all participating galleries and artists. In addition, a percentage of each sale will go towards supporting NADA for their efforts in producing FAIR, their continued work as an organization for art galleries, through this time of crisis and beyond.
Each participating gallery will present a series of artworks over four-weeks with the opportunity to share new artworks each week, May 20 – June 21, 2020.
Week 1: May 20–26, 2020
Week 2: May 27–Jun 2, 2020 (Live on May 27 at 11 am CT)
Week 3: Jun 3–9, 2020 (Live on Jun 3 at 11 am CT)
Week 4: Jun 10–21, 2020 (Live on June 10 at 11 am CT)
In January, I had a pleasure to collaborate on a series of lithographic prints with Andrew Mockler from Jungle Press
An edition of 15 variable lithographic prints plus 8 artist prints were printed by Andrew Mockler at Jungle Press from
January 8-11, 2020. Each print is on white Arches paper in the size of 30.25 x 22.5 in with slight variations except prints XII/XV and XV/XV, which are on light gray BFK Rives.
If you are interested in purchasing a print, please contact me for images of the complete set and pricing. Some of the funds from the sale of these prints will go towards the production of an artist publication highlighting my work of the past 5-7 years and is projected to be published sometime next year.
Hartmut Austen will present a selection of paintings and drawings in the exhibition titled
Künstliche und künstlerische Intelligenz (Artificial and Artistic Intelligence) with an opening reception on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 5pm. Artists Adriana Mikolaskova Nautsch, Ernst Thoma and Hartmut Austen will be present. A Soup "Wild About Greens" will be served from 6 - 10pm. More info: www.hauszurglocke.ch
Self-published and printed by Flagship Press, "Hartmut Austen: 1984 Stop Making Sense" documents the 38 works on paper that were produced by the artist with help of Boston College students Sara Chung and Lucas Mockler at the end of 2017, and first exhibited at O'Neil Library on BC's campus. A selection of the works will be also on view in the exhibition "Von Analogen Archiven" (From Analog Archives), opening December 15, 2018 at OnArte (www.onarte.ch). The publication was in part funded by start-up funds provided by Boston College.
1984 Stop Making Sense
October 2018, 24 pages, digital print on matte paper, 6,5 in x 5,5 in
Printed by Flagship Press
Edited by Blaine Rubenson
Supported by BC Media Technology Services
Blurred Vision is just one of the Symptoms
Oct 24–Nov 18, 2018
Good Weather is pleased to participate in Atlanta Contemporary’s On-Site program: in a nod to this repeated invitation, Good Weather will split and multiple the opportunity through presenting two solo exhibitions as a hyphenated compound, beginning with Hartmut Austen’s Blurred Vision is just one of the Symptoms with an opening on Wed, Oct 24, 2018 and a public reception on Thu, Oct 25, 2018, running through Nov 18, 2018. The second part, Ron Ewert’s I’m getting too old for this shirt, will commence with an opening on Tue, Nov 20, 2018 and a public reception on Thu, Nov 29, 2018, running through Dec 15, 2018.
Not There, Not Here presents twenty-two abstract paintings by Hartmut Austen that often evoke either interior spaces or landscapes in distress. Created over the past decade, the paintings aim to visualize the transient nature of place.
In Stage, Aleppo, Two Prisons, and Harbor, Austen appropriates and responds visually to photographic imagery of current events and places that have shaped public discourse, prompting viewers to reflect on the nature of their subjective connection to these events.
The finished images often emerge from the artist’s prolonged process of painting and overpainting that eventually results in an abstract composition of form and color. Austen attempts to strike a balance between personal reflection while simultaneously commenting on the practice and history of painting itself.
The installation on three levels in the McMullen atrium is site-specific, evolving throughout the day as a result of changing daylight streaming through the windows. Shadows interact with the paintings, surrounding walls, and floors and produce variations in color, which viewers experience from different vantage points as they ascend or descend the staircase. At the same time, through the windows visitors glimpse shifting views of the panorama outside, inviting them to ponder connections among the painted images, the natural world, and themselves.
Assistant Professor of Painting at Boston College, Hartmut Austen studied painting and drawing with H. J. Diehl at Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. Since his arrival in the United States in 1998, he has exhibited widely in this country as well as Germany and is one of seven artists in the Telegraph Art Collective. Produced in various US cities, the paintings in Not There, Not Here comprise Austen’s first solo exhibition in New England. A booklet with a contribution by Professor Jordan Kantor of the California College of the Arts accompanies the exhibition.
September 10 - December 13, 2018
Preview: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from 5 PM - 6:30 PM
McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College
2101 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 0213
The 38 mixed-media works on paper are uniform in size (24 3/4 in x 17 1/4 in) and were created with assistance of Sara Chung and Lucas Mockler. Installation at Boston College from late January - late April, 2018.
This exhibition in summer 2017, organized by Hartmut Austen together with the Oliver Art Center in Frankfort, Mich. presented new and recent works by emerging and mid-career artists living in various regions of the United States and the U.K., that have a strong connection to the Northwest Lower Peninsula region of Michigan.
The installation at the Oliver Art Center, a former Coast Guard building, juxtaposed formal and thematic differences in each artist's work while also suggestiong commonalities in associations with time, space, memory and place.
Interview as part of Faculty Publication Highlights, published at the end of February 2017.
Interviewer: Nina Bogdanovsky, Boston College Libraries
Hartmut Austen is a painter living in the Boston area.