Home Life

 

"Karen Haas’s take on Home Life is both enticing and alarming. Pools of light have more authority than the objects they illuminate. Creeping shadows steal the show from the backyard objects they pursue. Pillows take on motives of their own, while a patterned quilt holds one owner at bay and draws another in, perhaps permanently.

Combining a Modernist flattening of the picture plane and a Post-Modernist privileging of arbitrary details, with Cezanne-like "three dimensional" forms built up of planes of color, Haas conjures up a visual environment worthy of investigation – and a touch of caution."

 

by Kathryn Dunlevie

Backyard 1
Backyard 1

1998, acrylic on canvas, 30" x 36"

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Backyard 2
Backyard 2

1998, acrylic on canvas, 30" x 36"

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Backyard 3
Backyard 3

1998, acrylic on canvas, 30" x 36"

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Backyard 4
Backyard 4

1998, acrylic on canvas, 30" x 36"

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Swimming Pool 1
Swimming Pool 1

2004, acrylic on canvas, 30" x 24"

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Swimming Pool 2
Swimming Pool 2

2004, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 30"

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Swimming Pool 3
Swimming Pool 3

2004, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 30"

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Swimming Pool 4
Swimming Pool 4

2004, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 30"

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BEDLIFE Sleeping
BEDLIFE Sleeping

2001, acrylic on wood, 12" x 12"

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BEDLIFE Talking on the Phone
BEDLIFE Talking on the Phone

2001, acrylic on wood, 12" x 12"

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BEDLIFE Cat and Coffee
BEDLIFE Cat and Coffee

2001, acrylic on wood, 12" x 12"

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BEDLIFE Drinking Coffee
BEDLIFE Drinking Coffee

2001, acrylic on wood, 12" x 12"

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BEDLIFE Putting on Shoes
BEDLIFE Putting on Shoes

2001, acrylic on wood, 12" x 12"

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BEDLIFE Reading with Cat
BEDLIFE Reading with Cat

2001, acrylic on wood, 12" x 12"

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BEDLIFE Watching TV
BEDLIFE Watching TV

2001, acrylic on wood, 12" x 12"

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