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Motherlands: Camille Hoffman
August 26, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Using materials such as plastic bags and mass-produced vinyl landscapes, Queens-based artist Camille Hoffman transmutes commercial and overly romanticized American landscapes into personally sacred and site-specific experiences. Motherlands, Hoffman’s premiere solo show at form & concept, is an immersive installation incorporating recent mixed-media paintings, floor coverings, and personal artifacts and memorabilia, situated as a womb-like entry within the gallery’s atrium.
Hoffman’s installations are a spatial rethreading of misplaced personal and collective histories as well as ancestral narratives. In Motherlands, the artist utilizes a paint palette of sienna, adobe, sandstone, and the electric bright blue of Southwestern skies alongside iconic NYC-debris. In addition to photography of New Mexico, where Hoffman was born and raised, the artist incorporates stock photography of tropical waves and fauna from the Philippines, her ancestral home.
Visitors are invited to enter and reflect on their own connection to land and place on August 26 at our opening reception.