January 20 – 30

Reception: Wednesday, January 29, 6-8pm

Location: Backspace Gallery, Art Lofts, 111 N Frances St, Madison, WI

Through the process of deterioration and the mishandling of paintings and abstraction, Eric Hazeltine searches for proof of existence in the physicality of what makes up the material world, in particular the use and abuse of everyday objects and materials changes over time. Depending on the physical properties, Hazeltine’s painting materials handle the processes of deterioration and wear in different ways, but all wind up beautifully marked, corroded, and blemished, a road map to each piece’s past and evidence of a life lived.