Marietta Hoferer, Big C-9, 2010
Tape on paper
September 7 – October 16, 2010
German-born, New York-based Marietta Hoferer will present a selection from four recent bodies of works on paper for her first solo exhibition at Hosfelt Gallery.
Hoferer makes drawings that create luminous and beguiling optical effects through the refraction of light on their surfaces. Although the drawings begin with a preconceived structure of precise grids, the artist deliberately invites the interaction of chance, intuition, and imperfection as she works.
The tape drawings are made with thousands of small, hand-cut pieces of transparent, white, or strapping tape. They range from densely-layered, geometric patterns to subtle horizontal bands of white on white. The black drawings involve multiple layers of vertical and horizontal metal-point lines on black clay-coated paper. The “Linien” series consists of faint graphite lines on white paper.