Although Camille Hoffman is formally trained as a painter, she applies the respective textures and stories of found materials as though they are colors from her palette. Using materials such as medical records and mass-produced vinyl landscapes, her work and material selections transmute commercial and overly romanticized American landscapes into personally sacred and site-specific experiences.
Drawing from extensive historical research, her everyday material reality, as well as meaningful exchanges with living wisdom keepers from her community, Hoffman's installations are a spatial rethreading of misplaced personal and collective histories as well as ancestral narratives. This solo exhibition transforms the gallery’s atrium into its own immersive landscape and "womb." Visitors are invited to reflect on their own connection to land and place as they move about the space.
Friday, August 26, 5-7pm: Reception with the artist