Oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″
Feverishly painting now in preparation for my final show at Zip 37 Gallery, which opens September 20. I will be showing with Christopher Fox. If you haven’t seen Christopher’s work, you don’t know what you’re missing. Come. Treat yourself.
Press release pasted below:
New Paintings & a Last Hurrah for Hoffman & Fox
Katie Hoffman & Christopher Fox will be showing new paintngs at Zip 37 Gallery in Denver from September 20 until October 6, with an opening reception on Friday September 20 from 6 PM until 10 PM.
This will be the last of Hoffman’s 7 year run of annual shows at Zip 37. While sad to leave the gallery, she is excited that Fox, a painter whose work she has long admired, accepted her invitation to show togther. Fox has created a brand new body of work specifically for this show and expects it may the final appearance of his work in the Denver area.
Hoffman and Fox share a fascination for non traditional methods of paint application and a melding of abstraction with representational imagery. Fox’s work is characterized by “an aggressively abstract foundation overlaid with carefully rendered subjects as a floating film. Foundations are painted using tools like garden rakes, turkey basters, credit cards or bamboo skewers. Imagery is then painstakingly added over the course of several months as the story of each piece develops.” A self-taught artist, Fox currently works in acrylics n canvas or wood.
Hoffman begins her paintings “with a nonobjective under-painting and no preconceptions but texture and color to enter into a dialogue with the paint itself.The paintings are returned to over a period of weeks or months, as more layers of oil paint, wax, and various media are added and some areas are abraded or scraped down to reveal earlier layers, in a mimicry of fragmented memory and experience residing in an invented space. She brings recognizable imagery to the surface if it suggests itself during the process, but attempts to retain some of the ambiguity of the original vision.” Hoffman has a BFA from MSUD.
Zip 37 gallery is open Fridays 6 to 10 PM, Saturdays and Sundays noon to 5, nd by appointment. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, call 303 881 5796, or visit http://www.katiehoffman.com