March 10, 2012

Jim Houser "As Quiet As Itʼs Kept" exhibition at LeBasse Projects


Jim Houser
As Quiet As Itʼs Kept

LBP :: Culver City
March 10th – April 7th, 2012
Artist reception: Saturday, March 10th, 6-9p

LeBasse Projects is proud to announce ʻAs Quiet As Itʼs Keptʼ, a solo exhibition by Philadelphia-based artist, Jim Houser.

In Houserʼs new exhibition, ʻAs Quiet As Itʼs Keptʼ the artist returns to Los Angeles with an insightful array of works ranging from canvas paintings, mixed media compositions and installations. Here, Houser continues his perpetual examination of self-exploration and the meditative peace found in quietness compared to the joys of sound.

Through each whimsical character and play of words, the artist creates a visual dialog filled with personal and emotional tension. Inspired by his son, Houser also explores the impact of fatherhood and the new responsibilities faced. Within this body of work, the artist beautifully weaves the idea of our nature to protect and the experience of witnessing growth of the ones we love.





Jim Houser, a self-taught artist, helped create Philadelphiaʼs Space 1026 gallery and artist collective. Houser’s paintings are the system by which he actively catalogs the images and noises that command his attention. His installations create a mapping system, cataloging the contents of his head over the course of a particular period of time. His interests include: listening to the cadence of speech, science and science fiction, sickness and disease, plants and animals, sport, time travel, ghosts, the art of children, secrets, radio, codes and code breaking, words that sound beautiful and mean something terrible, and words that sound horrible but mean something wonderful.



Houserʼs collages, paintings and installations have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States, Europe, Australia and Brazil. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Recently, Houser released a vinyl record of instrumental music composed to accompany his installations.

LeBasse Projects
6023 Washington Blvd,
Culver City, CA 90232
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