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A 10-Year Retrospective of Open Impressionism

Open Impressionism: The Works of Erin Hanson

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Erin Hanson (b. 1981) is one of the most important living Impressionists of our time. This retrospective is the first comprehensive presentation of Hanson’s career. Organized by the Goddard Center for Fine Arts, this exhibition features a selection of never-before exhibited works from her personal collection as well as paintings highlighting her prolific output over the past decade and a half. The exhibition will be on display for the 2018 winter season. 

The exhibition includes some of the very first Open Impressionism paintings, as well as several mid-career paintings and B-sides that demonstrate the development and refinement of Open Impressionism. A room will be dedicated to Hanson’s earliest Open Impressionistic paintings, on loan from the artist’s private collection.

Open Impressionism is a new style and movement which has sparked a new enthusiasm for contemporary Impressionism. Erin Hanson’s best-known works include Crystal Light, Field of Blooms and The Path. 

Goddard Center for Visual and Performing Arts
401 1st Ave SW
Ardmore, OK 73401

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 13th, 2018
Exhibition: January 9th – February 22nd, 2018
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Joshua Trees, oil on canvas by Erin Hanson, 2009


ERIN HANSON is a life-long painter, beginning her study of oils as a young child.  Her passion for natural beauty is seen in her work as she transforms vistas familiar and rare into stunning interpretations of bold color, playful rhythms, and raw emotional impact. Her frequent forays into National Parks and other havens of nature include backpacking expeditions, rock climbing, and photo safaris.  Hanson's unique painting style has become known as Open Impressionism, which is now taught in art schools around the world. With thousands of collectors eagerly anticipating her work and millions of followers online, Hanson has become an iconic, driving force in the rebirth of contemporary impressionism, and she is quickly recognized as a prolific, modern master.

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