Artist Statement: At dusk, the sun’s falling rays often create vibrant, violet shadows that charge empty space. I find myself investigating shifting planes of this familiar hue. Spatial qualities shift as abstractions glorify otherwise unspectacular surfaces. They create a perception of shifting reality, which compels me to focus on qualities of color and abstract shape. The spaces I compose in response are kept active, using paint and paper, and small collage elements that interact with one another within a charged atmosphere. Depth remains ambiguous. With uneven edges and wrinkles, I use paper to mimic the unsettled state of shifting light. I begin my work quickly in order to create an imprint of frozen action in space. As a piece progresses, I work more carefully to preserve fresh marks of chance; curated moments.
Bio: Meredith Hoffheins was born in Hanover, Pennsylvania in 1987. She works primarily with acrylic on paper in both two and three-dimensional forms. Hoffheins completed an MFA in Painting and Drawing with distinction at Pratt Institute in 2012. She has shown her work for group exhibitions in Brooklyn at de Castellane Gallery, FiveMyles Gallery, Pratt Institute and Ed Varie in Manhattan. In January 2014, Meredith will be exhibiting at Roanoke College in conjunction with an exhibition of Makoto Fujimura’s work.