‘Inhabited Places’ at Tahawus Windows Gallery

Dan Hausner’s door ladder (Image provided)

AuSABLE FORKS – The Tahawus Windows Gallery announces the opening of “Inhabited Places” from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6.

The gallery, by photographers Dan Hausner and Brian French, will be on display April 6-28.

Photographers Brian French and Dan Hausnerhave been friends for nearly two decades. They inhabit very different parts of New York state: French in Schenectady and Dan in Saranac Lake.

Each artist’s work is a reflection of the place where they reside. Together these images show two very different views of the places where people live.

Brian French’s “Urban Planning Saratoga” (Image provided)

About the artists

Brian J. Frenchis a fine art photographer, utilizing both film and digital photography in his work. Currently, he works and resides near Saratoga Springs.

He is a graduate of The Sage Colleges, and holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in photography. His work has been shown and featured in galleries throughout the Capital District, and when he is not creating art, he can be found as the host of DLC (Downloadable Content), a podcast devoted to discussing topics related to video games and the video game industry. His works reflect the areas of Boston, NYC, Toronto, Hamilton (Ontario), and the Capital District.

Dan Hausner describes his work as “an artistic exploration of our impact on the world around us and its impact on us.” He is a photographer and woodworker from Saranac Lake, New York.

He works as a manual laborer in various trades. When not at work he enjoys spending time in the mountains and lakes around his home hiking, canoeing, and cross country skiing.

Dan’s photography depicts mostly rural and natural scenes from Upstate New York, but does include a wide range of styles and subject matter. Rather than looking for certain types of images Dan tries to tell the story of the world around him through his images.

His photos capture the unique feeling of a particular place at the moment when the image was taken. In addition to photography, Dan is also a woodworker, specializing in small functional pieces.

The frames for Dan’s photographs are all designed and built by the artist. Each photograph is carefully paired with just “the right combination of matte and frame so that all three work together as one piece of art.”

Dan also produces display shelves and small cabinets. His woodworking features a mix of locally produced woods and reclaimed material.

Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. after the opening night.

Tahawus Center is located at 14234 state Route 9N, Main Street, Au Sable Forks. It can be reached at TahawusCenter@gmail.com, www.TahawusCenter.org or 646-734-7151.