mary addison HACKETT
GROUP Show, January 2013

([Mutual Appreciation Society]

@ the LA Mart, Downtown L.A.
1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Saturday, January 26th, 2013, 6-11pm
A one-night-only evening of appreciation for painter's painters to facilitate networking and friendships... 
Check the Facebook event page for more details

INTERVIEW: Studio Critical, December 2012

New interview with Valerie Brennan at Studio Critical

GROUP: "About Face" curated by Daniel Weinberg at ACME. December 2012

6150 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048
November 17- December 22, 2012
Reception: Saturday, December 1, 6-8PM

ACME. is pleased to announce "About Face," a group exhibition of small works on paper and paintings by over thirty-five artists curated by Los Angeles art dealer Daniel Weinberg. Approximately fifty pieces will be shown throughout ACME.'s three gallery spaces. 

The exhibition showcases eccentric, small-scale portraiture that distort classic presentations of the human face and/or figure. As a group show with roots in Surrealism and German Expressionism, the exhibition reflects the influences of individual artists such as Lucas Samaras' Polaroids and Alice Neel portraits. The effects of the current Digital Age are also expressed in several works. 

Artists include
Richard Artschwager
Lutz Braun
Cris Brodahl
Kristin Calabrese
Brian Calvin
Anh Duong
André Ethier
Asad Faulwell
Steve Gianakos
Alexander Gorlizki
Scott Grodesky
Mary Addison Hackett,
EJ Hauser
Kati Heck
Jonathan Herder
Becky Kolsrud
Robert Lostutter
Ashley Macomber
Josh Mannis
Eddie Martinez
David McGee
Damien Meade
John Mills
Malcolm Morley
Ryan Mrozowski
Loren Munk
Jim Nutt
Robyn O'Neil
Ed Paschke
Joshua Petker
Jerry Phillips
Stephanie Pryor
Helen Rae
Tom Sanford
Amy Sarkisian
Allison Schulnik
James Siena 
Neal Tait
Michael Tetherow
Sandra Vásquez de la Horra
John Wesley
Karl Wirsum
Tad Lauritzen Wright

Exhibition will be presented at ACME.6150 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Closing RECEPTION at Weekend, July 2012

July 1, 2012 4-6pm
Closing Reception for Hot Paint! A group exhibition featuring

Heather Brown
Amy Feldman
Mary Addison Hackett
Emily Noelle Lambert
Molly Larkey
Allison Miller

SOLO Show at John Davis Gallery, May 2012

May 24-June 17, 2012. Solo Show, John Davis Gallery, Carriage House, Hudson, NY

GROUP: Lineup round 4 From the Gut, with Heart at SUGAR, April 2012

Group show curated by Gwendolyn Skaggs at SUGAR in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY.
Erika Keck
Christy Singleton
Alicia McCarthy
Ed Sanders
Mary Addison Hackett
Carla Knopp
Vincent Como
Art Guerra
Nina Meledandri
Jacqueline Skaggs
Becky Kinder
Liv Mette Larsen
David B. Frye

04.21.12 - 06.03.12 *EXTENDED TO JUNE 24th*

REVIEW: "To Live and Paint in LA" @ the Torrance Art Museum, Feb. 2012

"To Live and Paint in LA"
January 21 - March 10, 2012

Curated by Max Presneill and Jason Ramos
A broad survey of current and emerging painting trends and talent from Los Angeles.

Jonathan Apgar
Rebecca Campbell
Daniela Campins
Alika Cooper
Noah Davis,
Tomory Dodge
Asad Faulwell
Jon Flack
Yvette Gellis
Iva Gueorguieva
Mary Addison Hackett
Carlson Hatton
Thomas Whittaker Kidd
Andy Kolar,
Constance Mallinson
Allison Miller
John Mills
Aaron Noble
Antonio Puleo
Alison Rash
Nano Rubio
Conrad Ruiz
John Seal
Ryan Sluggett
Comora Tolliver
Chris Trueman
Miller Updegraff
Grant Vetter
Ben White 

For the last several months the Los Angeles art world’s attention has been captured by the blockbuster Pacific Standard Time exhibitions happening throughout southern California. In the midst of this dominant viewing of the past art of Los Angeles there has been a few brave souls staging exhibitions that sit outside of this particular lens. One of these shows is the quiet survey of current Los Angeles painting that recently opened at the Torrance Art Museum titled To Live and Paint in LA curated by Max Presneill and Jason Ramos.This satisfactory show tucked away in the south bay provides rich conversation for what challenges a painter in Los Angeles may face. When one first enters the main gallery it is apparent that scale is on the majority of these painters minds. L.A. painters are going big, with mixed results. I found myself wondering if this is how you get noticed in the noise of the L.A. art scene these days, go billboard size. Most of these large paintings had interesting parts and would have worked if they had been scaled down to a quarter of their current size. Working on such big canvases is difficult work, and I applaud the effort, but most fell short. The funny thing is, in the heart of all these large canvases, it’s the small paintings that work best.I attended the night of the opening, and while walking through the main gallery fighting the crowd; it was the smallest painting of the show that drew my attention. Mary Addison Hackett’s slight depiction of a figure and a dog stood out among the noise and crowd of opening night because of its tenderness. I went back a week later and still experienced the work in the same way. Hackett’s painting is reminiscent of David Park’s figure work, but with a sunless palette that left me with a sense that her subjects reside in place far away from Los Angeles, possibly giving us a glimpse into the psyche of every Los Angeles based painter, the hope of escape one day. -Chris Hoff

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