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Alexandra P. Spaulding & Ani Hoover, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, January 17

 

Date: January 17, 2014anti hoover

Time: 8:00 pm

In the majority of her work, Buffalo artist Alexandra P. Spaulding pursues the realization of ineffable and intangible moments. She has bluntly referred to this as an attempt to capture magic, primarily utilizing the modes of immersive installations that combine audio and visual elements. While the component elements of a given project may be complex, Spaulding’s aesthetic is minimal in its hybridized realization of sound, light, and a specific architectural space.

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For many years, Buffalo artist Ani Hoover has been utilizing a mode of formal repetition as the prodigious source material for her work. Much of this has featured a seemingly-endless iteration of circular forms in various permutations—from small works on paper to works on canvas to large-scale installation versions. Color and form have predominated the work, but incessant process has lain underneath it all as a prevalent language.

Her new exhibition for Hallwalls will feature three distinct and new sculptural forms, two of which rely on process and accumulation and all of which a derived from repurposed materials. A rubber garden of bicycle tires, an oversized yarn ball, and an inflated teddy bear form are all linked conceptually as cues to memory, longing, and memorial.

Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center
341 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: 716-854-1694
Fax: 716-854-1696
Web: http://www.hallwalls.org

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