As Quiet as it’s Kept
The best exhibition I’ve attended in a long time. Jim Houser’s ‘As Quiet As It’s Kept’ at LeBasse Projects cultivated a colorful, quirky theme and at the same time embraced a profound and deeply personal message. Houser used a multiple range from canvas paintings and mixed media compositions to intricate installations, inspired by his son and sparing no detail. His exploration into fatherhood, the nature to protect and the overall experience of watching loved ones grow resonated with me as a parent and I wondered if others [sans children] saw the show the same way I did. Houser further explored meditative quiet versus the joy found in sound throughout the show, another dual concept our family completely embraces and actively practices. I wish I could get into Houser’s thought process a bit more regarding the repetition in word play as well as some of the more prominent characters in the show but overall I found multiple parallels between Houser’s showing and my own family and life. I absolutely loved the experience, Big Thank You to Jim Houser and LeBasse Projects!