Visual Arts Lecture Series (VALS)—Fall 2017
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Situated within the tradition of 19th century landscape painting and 20th century collage Camille Hoffman's most recent work seeks to reexamine the meaning of borders, race, gender, and power as they pertain to Manifest Destiny and its representation in the American landscape. Utilizing materials from her everyday life, from holiday themed tablecloths to nature calendars, Hoffman “crafts imaginary landscapes grounded in accumulation, personal narrative, and historical critique,” which act as a “vehicle of territorial reclamation and spiritual agency for the artist amid the pressures of economic and political globalization.” She was a recipient of the Carol Schlosberg Memorial Prize for excellence in Painting from Yale University, a National Endowment for the Arts scholarship, and a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Hoffman is currently a Van Lier Fellow at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City and Artist in Residence at QueenSpace in Long Island City.
Please note that this event will begin half an hour later than usual VALS events.