There is something attractive about the clean aesthetics of Jim Houser’s paintings that seem to resonate with the viewer. As you take in his whole body of work for each show, you start to realize that there seems to be a system behind his paintings where you almost feel like there is some sort of coded message he is trying to get across. His often playful characters seem to be interspersed and collaged with phrases and words from Houser’s stream of consciousness.

Our friends at the White Walls have sent us some images for his upcoming two-person show “Awful Mountain” opening on November 1st.  Look for a pretty awesome show as his installations have gotten more elaborate over the years.  He will be exhibiting with Richard Colman. More photos after the jump.

Discuss this show here.
Discuss Houser here.