02 Jan Local Artist Tests the Limits of Painting
Haberman Exhibit Part of Broader Campaign to Revitalize Northwest Side Arts Scene
The work of painter and Northwest Side resident Jared Haberman will fill the walls of the Perkolator coffeehouse January 5 through February 14. Haberman is best known for painting intense colors, on repurposed vintage windows. Other work incorporates ripped pieces of paper from newspaper comics, old prayer booklets, music sheets and even old phone books. Each piece challenges audiences to think beyond the norm and realize that practically anything can serve as a painter’s canvas, including book pages, windows or plexiglass.
For Haberman, the unconventional use of materials was an early trademark. “I always carried a sketchbook on me and a Precision tipped black pen to sketch with,” he said, reflecting on a childhood obsession. “I filled books and books full of sometimes the same drawing over and over again, front to back, both sides of the paper. I would frequently run out of paper and have to use the back of an old poster, or in my most recent ventures, phone book pages, and now, onto windows.”
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