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Abstract Linocut

Abstract work is less common in the field of linocut -- surprising, given how well the medium lends itself to patterns. Working against the grain, Gary Hauser has been experimenting abundantly with abstractions, creating large, organic, maze-like prints.  He’s influenced by 1960s imagery and colors, having spent a good deal of time in the Haight-Ashbury district, enjoying posters for Bill Graham productions.  Gary is drawn to knotted, tangled forms, but lately has been opening them up to allow more negative space, and experimenting with color: using rainbow rolls, layering with transparent ghosts, and incorporating opaque white ink on colored paper.   Enjoy!

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