Hai-Ou Hou: Window Shopping Paintings

Martino Gallery, 2nd floor

Artist Statement:  Hai-Ou Hou

"I love fashion, I love dance, and I'm crazy about Tango." says artist Hai-Ou Hou.  It is not surprising that she would combine these interests by designing clothing for Latin dancing.   It is less surprising that she would combine her passion for fashion with her primary interest: plein air painting.   The results are seen in these most recent works in the ever-expanding "Window Shopping" series of paintings.   A regular participant in Paint Annapolis and other plein air events throughout the country, Hai-Ou has invented  in these works a metaphor of enticement and inaccessibility; of invisible barriers; of being on the outside and looking in.