The artists represented in Material Occupation challenge the idea that abstraction is a rarified concept that bears little relation to everyday experience. Using familiar patterns, structures, designs, and systems, these artists explore the cultural associations inherent in prosaic materials.
Textility is an exhibition that explores the inventive ways contemporary artists employ materials, concepts, and processes associated with textiles to convey their ideas.
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 [...]
Marietta Hoferer, Big C-9 (detail), 2010 Pencil and tape on paper, 60 x 60 inches March 6 – April 11, 2010 Marietta Hoferer’s luminous pencil and tape drawings also employ rigorous formal technique but with an entirely different outcome. Hoferer begins her process by laying out a grid in pencil on paper, and then adds layers of tape that shift in tonality over time. The results are shimmering geometric patterns that appear defined by logic [...]
Michaela Frühwirth, Untitled, 2007 Pencil on paper, 62 x 156 inches February 20 – March 28, 2009 The Drawing Center will present Apparently Invisible: Selections Spring 2009 featuring works by nine artists selected from the Viewing Program: Susan Collis, Marietta Hoferer, Janine Magelssen, Michaela Frühwirth, Sarah Kabot, Chris Nau, Elana Herzog, Anne Lindberg, and Janet Passehl. The pieces included in the exhibition skirt the edge of perception and cognition, requiring a recalibration of the [...]
August 1-30, 2008 Hoferer creates dazzling hybrid forms that are rooted in elements of drawing, collage, craft and the all-encompassing mixed-media. The resulting, unframed works present rich layers of pattern and light that inspire through their craftsmanship and subtle beauty. One reviewer from the Boston Globe offered his observation of Hoferer’s work stating, “(They) could be lace doilies, or enlarged snowflakes — no one like another. . . Sometimes it splatters over a design, [...]
February 8 — March 23, 2008