Earth From Above
December 6 – December 17, 2013
Second Floor Gallery, Owen Hall
Opening Reception: December 6, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Joy Hof describes her senior exhibition: "The approach to painting in Earth From Above is to create images that are based on aerial view landscape, using collaged mixed media and experimental pouring techniques. In Earth From Above, the artist's process is derived from a quest to discover a balance between control versus chaos as well as factual versus the imaginative. Both the precision of contemporary aerial photography and often the imaginative aspects of historical cartography have shaped and informed this process of discovery. Layers of the paintings are developed through a process similar to that of Action painters in the 50s and 60s such as Jackson Pollock and Helen Frankenthaler, but also through the process of collage and careful buildup of some surface areas."
The exhibition is the culmination of Hof's work toward a bachelor of arts degree. View additional images.
Image at right: Joy Hof, Big Creek Falls in Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina, Acrylic paint and found material mixed media collage on panel, 46" x 22.5, 2013.