Joy Hof, BA Senior Exhibition in Painting

  • Joy Hoff, Fluid I, II, and III

    from BA Senior Exhibition, Earth from Above, 2013

  • Joy Hof, Mill Shoals Falls in Pisgah National Forest, NC

    from BA Senior Exhibition, Earth from Above, 2013

  • Joy Hof, School House Falls

    from BA Senior Exhibition, Earth from Above, 2013

  • Joy Hof, Aerial View Landscape

    from BA Senior Exhibition, Earth from Above, 2013

  • Joy Hof, Skins

    from BA Senior Exhibition, Earth from Above, 2013

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.