Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Fabricated Consumption: Aaron Hauck

Fabricated sculptures of melting cheese and piles of candy make up Aaron Hauck’s Concept/OK: Art in Oklahoma exhibition Focus project. Hauck’s artwork marries technology with craft of modernist sculpture with an absurd aesthetic.

"My work represents my trepidation with consumerism and how it has affected American culture and environment.," Hauck said. 
Aaron Hauck, Temple, Epoxy, enamel, and MDF, 10x23x23" 2011
Hauck works in northeast Oklahoma, living in Afton. He holds an MFA in sculpture and has served as an art professor at East Central University since 2007. His primary interest lies in the relationship between consumerism and the effects it may have on the environment and culture.

His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and was recently featured in a group exhibition at Benrimon Contemporary in Chelsea, NYC. In 2011 his work was a part of Art 365 organized by the Oklahoma Visual Art Coalition.

Read more in this Art Focus Oklahoma magazine article about the Focus artists.  The Concept/OK: Art in Oklahoma exhibition opens December 16, 1-5 pm at the new Tulsa Arts and Humanities Council’s Hardesty Arts Center. Through a partnership with the Charlotte Street Foundation, the Focus artists will also present their work at the La Esquina gallery in Kansas City. See for more information. 

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