November 11 – December 17, 2010
Arctic wave: Big Breakwater addresses our particular connection with water and its motion and aims to encapsulate a specific moment in time when water has been rendered motionless, frozen in time. This waveform creates a pure atmosphere of light, color, and texture inspiring a contemplative attitude through the transformation of the ordinary into the mystical. Drew Kampion writes in The Book of Waves: “The winds speaks the message of the sun to the sea, and the sea transmits in on through the waves. The wave is the messenger, the water the medium…” Surfers feel a special connection to the ocean environment because they are in tune with the frequency and rhythms of the sea. This rhythm creates a feeling of tranquility for all of us. Waves are physical manifestation of the pulse of the earth as it relates to the moon. Water is in constant motion, changing from solid to liquid to gas. The familiarity of water is that it is life sustaining, always moving, tides ebbing and flowing with waves breaking and receding. In this project, the message is tranquility, calm, and stillness. Giving the earth a break, to breathe and be itself, giving our selves a moment to pause and reflect; embracing the infinity that transcends the foundation of our being and our human experience.
Born in Macon, Georgia, Haun studied in Los Angeles; earning his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Otis/Parsons School of Art and Design. Haun’s work has been exhibited at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, the Contemporary Art Center New Orleans, and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art. He has had solo exhibitions in Los Angeles in New York, and his work has been exhibited nationally in numerous group exhibitions. His work has been reviewed in Art on Paper and LA Weekly and has been featured in Angeleno and Resource. His works are in private collections including Creative Artists Agency Collection, Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation Collection, and Francis J. Greenburger Collection. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles and New York.