Introducing Erin Hanson’s Iconic 'Crystal Light' Collection, An Exploration of a Modern Master’s First Movement

  • SAN DIEGO, California
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  • January 19, 2020

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Erin Hanson, Crystal Maple
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Erin Hanson, Crystal Arbor
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The Erin Hanson Gallery is excited to host Erin Hanson: The Crystal Light Show on February 22nd from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Erin Hanson’s iconic Crystal Light series was born in 2013 with her pivotal painting “Crystal Light.” This impressionist oil painting captured the prismatic spectrum of refracted light in a painted pattern resembling a butterfly’s wing. This piece has become synonymous with Hanson’s Open Impressionistic style, and she has since created a whole series of popular works which capture mosaic prisms of light. These paintings are considered Hanson’s first movement in the evolution of her style.

Now, seven years after the first “Crystal Light” painting was created, The Erin Hanson Gallery is presenting a brand-new collection of works in the Crystal Light series. Each painting is characterized by a stained-glass-like capture of prismatic light shining through trees or clouds. These paintings were inspired by early dawn or sunset light, with long, dramatic shadows setting off brilliant flashes of light. Starting from a limited palette of only five pigments, Erin Hanson creates a wide range of un-muddied hues that capture the rainbow refraction of light. The final effect is an impressionistic celebration of light and color.

Join us at The Erin Hanson Gallery on Saturday, February 22nd between 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm for a limited engagement viewing and artist reception. This evening will be filled with live music, wine tasting, and extraordinary art!

Erin Hanson: The Crystal Light Show
Saturday, February 22nd from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Erin Hanson, Crystal Sherbert
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The Erin Hanson Gallery
9705 Carroll Centre Road
San Diego, CA 92126

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About Erin Hanson: A life-long painter, Hanson began her study of oils as a young child. Her passion for natural beauty can be seen in her work as she transforms both familiar and rare vistas into stunning interpretations of bold color, playful rhythms, and raw emotional impact. Her frequent forays into National Parks and other recesses of nature include backpacking expeditions, rock climbing, and photo safaris. Hanson's unique painting style has become known as Open Impressionism, with hundreds of collectors eagerly anticipating her work. As an iconic, driving force in the rebirth of contemporary impressionism, Hanson is quickly being recognized as a prolific, modern master. The Erin Hanson portfolio:

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