Post-Paintings

Peter Hoffman

Opening reception: February 9, 2007 from 7-10pm
Show runs February 10- March 2, 2007
open Sundays 1-5pm or call/email for appointment

Peter Hoffman’s Post-Paintings travel back to Chicago from all over the US to be exhibited for the first time as a group in Peter Hoffman: Post-Paintings at mini dutch gallery.

Post-Paintings are small, oil on canvas pieces, which Hoffman produces after taking into consideration a form submitted by a hopeful participant. The form found on multiple websites, comprises of a series of yes or no questions. The completed forms are mailed to Hoffman, where he then produces a painting and ships it back free of charge. The end result is receiving a unique and intimate piece on the doorstep.

The project, which has been in progress for about a year and a half, allows Hoffman to continuously produce a body of work, taking the responses into consideration, but also using improvisational sources and concepts during production. In this loose form of painting, Hoffman has the freedom to work figuratively or abstractly. He incorporates everything from animals, to color studies, to ancient Greek sculpture, all the while using these as a means to experiment with color and techniques. These paintings also work as an outlet, which in turn influences other projects in his art making.

Peter Hoffman works as the Assistant Director of Exhibitions at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago at Gallery 2. He obtained his BFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and attended the Marchutz School of Painting in Aix-en-Provence, France. He has exhibited at many Chicago venues including Around the Coyote, The Green Lantern and Old Gold. This is Hoffman’s first solo exhibition.

The Post-Paintings project is supported by a Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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