Rackets & Remedies / Laurel Hausler
May 2, 2008 - June 15, 2008

In Rackets & Remedies, influenced in part by the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum and the collections of Dr. Robert Greenspan, Hausler explores two basic concepts. The first is the inexorable intertwining of advertising and medicine. And the second is how little this relationship, and the relationship to the consumer has changed in the last century or so. Hausler's works incorporate oil paint, paper, pencil, ink...sometimes coffee and wax. Her works are memorable in their haunting incorporation of dark and light, innocence and exploitation, trickery and trust.