Erin Currier & Anthony Hassett ~ Artists, Travelers, Activists, Partners

Family, Artists, dog, Erin Currier, Anthony Hassett, Santa Fe, New Mexico, NM, Jennifer Esperanza , Studio Visit

Erin Currier & Anthony Hassett ~ Artists, Travelers, Activists, Partners

Our Spring Studio Visit

with Santa Fe, New Mexico

Art Partners

Erin Currier & Anthony Hassett

 

Family, Artists, dog, Erin Currier, Anthony Hassett, Santa Fe, New Mexico, NM, Jennifer Esperanza , Studio Visit
Artists Anthony Hassett, Erin Currier & their dog Foca, Santa Fe, New Mexico • Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

My partner, artist Richard Kurtz and I visited the Santa Fe studio and home of artists, world travelers and partners Erin Currier & Anthony Hassett. We met their new puppy Foca & shared good coffee that Tony made for us as we visited and saw Erin’s work in process for her fall 2014 show at Blue Rain Gallery.

They told us wonderful tales from their world travels, were very generous, kind and warm, as always.

 

art, artists, home, peace, beauty, kitchen, red, coffee, flowers, Santa Fe, NM, New Mexico, Jennifer Esperanza

The Home of artists Tony Hassett & Erin Currier • Details © Jennifer Esperanza

Keep Reading 

 “My art-making concerns and process are three fold: first, as a traveling ontographer documenting through drawing the environments that I encounter abroad; secondly, I collect discarded ephemera from the streets of the world; finally, I incorporate the above findings into portraits that celebrate figures who resist or defy authority; as well as people who exist outside of their societies’ conventions.” 

Erin Currier

Artist, painter, Erin Currier, Social Justice, Studio, Santa Fe, NM, New Mexico, Jennifer Esperanza

Artist Erin Currier by Jennifer Esperanza

 

 

Erin Currier, Jennifer Esperanza, Studio, Studio visit, Santa Fe, NM, New Mexico, paintings, Tibetan Buddhist Sacred Geometry, Kwan Yin, beautiful,

Tibetan Buddhist Sacred Geometry & Kwan Yin • Erin Currier • Photo Jennifer Esperanza

 

Erin Currier, Jennifer Esperanza, Studio, Studio visit, Santa Fe, NM, New Mexico, paintings, Tibetan Buddhist Sacred Geometry, Kwan Yin, beautiful,

Tibetan Buddhist Sacred Geometry & Kwan Yin • Erin Currier • Photo Jennifer Esperanza

Painting, blue, Erin Currier, Guadalupe, Jennifer Esperanza, Santa Fe, NM, New Mexico, 2014

Guadalupe 36″x24″ by Erin Currier • held by the artist • Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

 

 

 

 

Art, heart, painting, India, Santa Fe, NM, New Mexico, Erin Currier, Jennifer Esperanza, friend

Artist Erin Currier by Jennifer Esperanza

 

 “The many in this world who expect nothing from those in power — not even a plot of land for their graves–deserve to be not only listened to, but to be believed… Every person in this world has equal value, and deserves the right to live: with clean water, fresh food, and shelter; to learn: in schools free to everyone; and to love: with well-being, and in peace.”

Erin Currie

 

 

Painting, blue, Erin Currier, Guadalupe, Jennifer Esperanza, Santa Fe, NM, New Mexico, 2014

Guadalupe 36″x24″ by Erin Currier • Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

 

Studio,detail, coffee, Erin Currier, Santa Fe, NM, New Mexico, Jennifer Esperanza, art, paint, beauty

Erin Currier ~ studio detail Santa Fe, New Mexico 2014 © Jennifer Esperanza

 

b&w, Woman, Studio, Studio Visit, Portrait , artist, Erin Currier, Jennifer Esperanza

Portrait of artist Erin Currier by Jennifer Esperanza

 

Erin Currier, painter, artist, Blue Rain Gallery, opening, Jennifer Esperanza, Santa Fe, painting, social Justice

Artist Erin Currier at Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico © Jennifer Esperanza

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“Marooned in high-rise housing in mega-city outskirts, 

squatting without tenure in low-income settlements, the world’s poor occupy a variety of urban and rural orbits, many residing in

hand-me-down housing. Whatever their former grandeur, most of Guatemala’s palomares, Rio’s avenidas, Buenos Aires’s and Santiago’s conventillos, Quito’s quintas and Old Havana’s cuarterias are overcrowded, unsanitary badlands of urbanization’s un-kept promises.

Within the strange, small enclave, which chooses to call itself “the art world,” these conditions are regarded as having special portent. In a linkage that is not merely theory or proposal, both Joseph Beuys and Andy Warhol questioned the premises of Urban Culture itself: Warhol concentrated on the folly, and reality, of capitalism and its effects, while Beuys appealed to nature as an escape from the predatory gangsterism of culture. The ideologically saturated images that spewed from the Factory read like color studies under the control of an elevated purpose: to impose clarity on the familiar, providing a cynical but realistic glimpse into a formalized dystopia.”

Anthony Hassett

Anthony Hassett, mixed media, art, artist, watercolor, Santa Fe, NM, New Mexico, Jennifer Esperanza

Portrait of Anthony Hassett  • Santa Fe, New Mexico 2014 © Jennifer Esperanza

 

Anthony Hassett, mixed media, art, artist, watercolor, Santa Fe, NM, New Mexico, Jennifer Esperanza, drawings, paintings, art

Drawing Books • Mixed Media by Artist Anthony Hassett • Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

 

 

Detail of studies for the painting Fiesta Queens VI by Erin Currier © Jennifer Esperanza

Drawing Books • Mixed Media by Artist Anthony Hassett • Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

 

“Elsewhere in the art world, the tradition of archetypal portraiture continues, much of it deeply tinged by the trademark

clichés of media-heroic male figures from the pantheon of political immortals. Shimmering with iconicity, bursting with the rhetoric of the grand Romantic ego, they blind us to the great overflow of meanings and associations they once represented: that triage of humanity, those great, stigmatized, redundant masses of human beings that power reduces to bomb targets and surplus labor in whatever version fits your model of revolution or progress.

In a different evaluation, the work of Erin Currier is part of a more recent and upcoming attention to another kind of representation of humanity: one that is neither elitist nor exclusionary, that doesn’t reduce its subject to a lifeless substance through hyper-realism or mechanized picturing. Instead, Currier’s art appeals to lovers of politics, art and literature alike, making sense of images that are, primarily, concerned about us and the world we live in.” 

 Anthony Hassett

Detail of studies for the painting Fiesta Queens VI by Erin Currier © Jennifer Esperanza

Drawing Books • Mixed Media by Artist Anthony Hassett • Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

Anthony Hassett, mixed media, art, artist, watercolor, Santa Fe, NM, New Mexico, Jennifer Esperanza

Artist Anthony Hassett • Santa Fe, New Mexico 2014 • Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

 

“My work is comprised of discarded trash I find on my travels

as well as acrylic paint and glaze.

The discarded waste is re-transfigured into, hopefully, something of beauty; in the same way that discarded human beings, who are the subject of many of my portraits are, themselves, re-contextualized through the privileged position of portraiture, historically relegated to oil barons and kings.

My use of trash is thus a poetic incantation a call for a counter power rooted in the imagination.”

Erin Currier

 

Erin Currier, Artist, Kwan Yin, Art, Trash, Mixed- Media, Painting, saint,

Kwan Yin by Erin Currier

 

Hwan Yin, Guadalupe, portrait,Fiesta Queens VI, art, drawing, Photo © Jennifer Esperanza, Erin Currier, pink, girls, Studio, Studio Visit

Artist Erin Currier in her Santa Fe Studio • Spring 2014 © Jennifer Esperanza

 

Fiesta Queens VI, study, art, drawing, Photo © Jennifer Esperanza, Erin Currier, pink, girls, Studio, Studio Visit

Detail of studies for the painting Fiesta Queens VI by Erin Currier © Jennifer Esperanza

 

Sketch Books, NM, New Mexico, Erin Currier, Lilacs, Spring, Jennifer Esperanza, Travel, art, artist, beauty

Sketch Books by Erin Currier & Lilacs • Santa Fe, New Mexico © Jennifer Esperanza

 

Erin Currier, Guadalupe, Painting, Trash, Saint,

Guadalupe by Erin Currier

 

 

Erin Currier, Painting, saint, Jennifer Esperanza, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Portrait, book,

Saints • Erin Currier © Jennifer Esperanza

 

Erin Currier, Painting, blue, saint, Jennifer Esperanza, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Portrait, book,

Commissioned Piece by Erin Currier 24″x18″ • Photo © Jennifer Esperanza

 

 

Fly Girl, Artist, Erin Currier, Santa Fe, NM, New Mexico, Jennifer Esperanza

Fly Girl • Erin Currier by Jennifer Esperanza

 

Erin Currier, Art, Paintings, books, action, Social Justice, Santa Fe, NM, New Mexico, Jennifer Esperanza

Artist Erin Currier • Santa Fe, New Mexico by Jennifer Esperanza

 

Portrait, Erin Currier, Painter, Studio, Studio Visit, Santa Fe, NM, New Mexico, Jennifer Esperanza

Artist Erin Currier by Jennifer Esperanza

 

Please Watch Erin Currier on ¡COLORES! • PBS

Santa Fe artist Erin Currier transforms trash into works of beauty.

http://portal.knme.org/video/2365237617/

Erin Currier, PBS, Art, Artist, Trash, Beauty, Travel, Kindness, Love, Compassion, Woman, Santa Fe, NM, New Mexico, Jennifer Esperanza, Culture Blog, Blog, ¡COLORES!, paintings, mixed-media, love

Artist Erin Currier on ¡COLORES! on PBS

Anthony’s show “The Western Lands” is now showing at Capitol Coffee Co. in Santa Fe, New Mexico

For information on Erin & Anthony’s upcoming shows please visits their websites.

 

Erin’s Website ~ Erin Currier Fin Art 

http://.erincurrierfineart.com

 

Anthony’s Website ~ Anthony Hasset 

http://www.anthonyhassett.com/X/Home.html

 

Artists, couple, partners, opening, Blue Rain, Santa Fe, NM, New Mexico, Erin Currier, Anthony Hassett, Jennifer Esperanza smile, kiss, love

Erin Currier / Anthony Hassett after on of Erin’s openings Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico © Jennifer Esperanza

 

Erin Opens my book I Like My Heroes Real available on Blurb

Her quote defines her heart & mine & my whole book

http://www.blurb.com/b/3241702-i-like-my-heroes-real

“The many in this world who expect nothing from those in power — not even a plot of land for their graves–deserve to be not only listened to, but to be believed… Every person in this world has equal value, and deserves the right to live: with clean water, fresh food, and shelter; to learn: in schools free to everyone; and to love: with well-being, and in peace.”

Erin Currier

 

Erin Currier, Artist, Activist, Human Rights, bool "I Like My Heroes Real", Jennifer Esperanza, Blurb, book, compassion

Erin Currier • I Like My Heroes Real by Jennifer Esperanza

 

 Erin Currier, Painter, Social Justice, Jennifer Esperanza Photographer, Santa Fe, NM, New Mexico

Friends & Artists ~ Erin Currier & Jennifer Esperanza Santa Fe, New Mexico 2014

 

shoes, feet, Santa Fe, NM, New Mexico, Erin Currier, Jennifer Esperanza, painter, photographer, friends

Friends Erin Currier & Jennifer Esperanza

11 Comments

  • Elizabeth

    11.05.2014 at 10:22 Reply

    Fabulous article. It is so nice to know about these artists and their important and beautiful work. Jennifer your photos illustrate this story so well, very well done, great work.

    • Jennifer Esperanza

      11.05.2014 at 10:37 Reply

      Thank You so much Elizabeth ~ thank you for taking the time to read my blog & discover Erin & Anthony
      Much Kindness, Jen

  • Marcus Vaughter

    11.05.2014 at 12:01 Reply

    Hi Jennifer,

    Really nice work – the loveliness of your photography conspires so well with the loveliness of Erin and Tony’s work.

    Marcus

  • Erin

    11.05.2014 at 14:26 Reply

    Dear Jen,
    Tony and I are deeply honored and also flattered by your feature on our work, studio, and selves. Your investigation into our world is thorough and illuminated through the Light-filled lenses that you choose to see all of your subjects through– you bring such beauty to everything you photograph.
    It is always a pleasure,– a treat!–, and a privilege to be your subject.
    Thank you again for featuring us both on your blog– your support goes a long way in bringing new viewers to our work.
    I hope to see you again very soon!
    Warm Regards to Richard.
    With Love,
    Erin

    • Jennifer Esperanza

      11.05.2014 at 14:35 Reply

      Richard and I thank you Erin. ~ Love to you & Tony
      You inspire.
      Paz y Amor ~ Jen xox

  • Alexandra Eldridge

    11.05.2014 at 22:47 Reply

    Wow! How fantastic are these photos and the subjects. Brilliant, brilliant!!! thanks for this!

    • Jennifer Esperanza

      11.05.2014 at 23:00 Reply

      Thank You Alexandra ~ these blogs take so much time ~ each one is a kind of birth ~ thank you for taking the time & for your support
      xox, Jen

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    03.12.2016 at 10:03 Reply

    Wonderful photos of wonderful artists! Thanks!

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