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Two Artists & Four Hands:

Robert Hauser & Jane E. Simpson

On View: June 7th - July 26th

Current Artist
  • Robert and Jane
  • Robert 1
  • Robert 2
  • Robert 3
  • Frames
  • Jane 1
  • Jane 2
  • Jane 3

Join us for an Opening Reception on
First Friday, June 7th, 2024 from 5-7pm

Two Artists & Four Hands: Robert Hauser & Jane E. Simpson, will be on view in the Peterborough Town Library’s Community Art Gallery from Friday, June 7th until Friday, July 26th.

The opening reception will be held on First Friday, June 7th, from 5-7pm. During the reception, both artists will be present to discuss their work. Hauser will also give a presentation on his work on Wednesday, July 10th at 6pm in the Library’s 1833 Room.

“It makes so much sense to display their artwork together,” says Public Services Librarian Aimee LaRue, “Hauser and Simpson are both assemblage artists, they work with found or collected objects, altering and curating them so that they tell a story.”

Hauser approaches his artwork like a collection, he says it’s similar to “how objects were collected for study and exhibition within rooms as cabinets of curiosities that were precursors to the development of museums.” How he displays those collections provides an opportunity to think about them in a different way, to help them tell another story. Simpson takes a different approach to her artwork, she describes it as “see(ing) stories in imperfection and deterioration… the subtle details of things inspire me.”

“Their thinking and creative processes go hand and hand, collecting and curating a grouping of objects that start to tell a story and then altering them or displaying them in a specific way to make them tell a new story,” says LaRue, “I’m really excited to see how it all comes together in the Library’s Gallery Space.”

About the artists:

Robert Hauser is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston & Tufts University. He is a member of Monadnock Art and attended the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and the Nantucket School of Arts & Crafts. His most recent exhibitions have been at The Dublin School’s Putnam Gallery and the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center.

Jane E. Simpson graduated from Keene State College and is a three-time I-Park Foundation fellow as well as a state-juried member League of NH Craftsmen. She birthed one fabulous daughter, a custom picture framing business, and The Monadnock Art Open Studio Tour.