25 Years: October 12, 1996 - October 12, 2021
Our team circa 1997: Dianne, Todd, and David
Today: Miles, Brooke, Pamela, Matt, Dianne, Todd, and Berit
Thank you to our community of artists, friends, collectors, colleagues and guests for making the last 25 years so lively, intellectually engaging and fun!
Our Anniversary Exhibition
23 October - 24 November 2021
Opening Reception: Saturday October 23, 3-5 pm
Liliana Porter, Dialogue with Christ/Lamp, 1999, collage on paper, 8 1/2 x 6 inches, framed 11 x 10 inches
In a group exhibition marking this moment in history (and celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hosfelt Gallery) the work of 34 artists is employed to reflect on the zeitgeist of the year 2021. What defines the spirit or mood of this particular point in time?
The function of art — the job of artists — is to hold up a mirror, to help us understand our lives in terms of social, cultural, intellectual and art history. And of course, to address the big existential questions: Who are we? How did we get to this place? How do we know what we think we know? And where do we go from here?
The jumping-off place are artworks referring to lexicons or cartography, which become metaphors for finding our place in the universe. How do we define ourselves? How do we find our way? But definitions can be shackles; maps can become labyrinths. This show is about everything every one of us has been feeling — loss, loneliness, fear and frustration — and also about empathy, opportunity and hope for new beginnings.
It’s dedicated to the artists we've exhibited, the audiences who've seen our shows, the collectors and colleagues who've supported the gallery and the staff members and interns whose contributions have, over the past twenty-five years, helped build this community.
"Hosfelt maintains a point of view that is fiercely resistant to the authority of art-historical dogmas.
[He] has developed a distinctive curatorial style, organizing works into dense networks structured by affinities of form, pattern and color, history, biography and theme. Hosfelt has a keen intuition for the way that the experience in the gallery unfolds through space and time (sightlines and sequences). In his exhibitions, meaning comes as much from relationships between artworks as from the works themselves."
- Justin Manley, SquareCylinder
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