MARIPOSA
by Terry Hoff

September 21st - November 2nd 2019
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, September 21st, 7-9pm
LOCATION: 818 S Spring Street, Los Angeles
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James Wright Gallery's Los Angeles Gallery presents California artist Terry Hoff, and his newest series of psychedelic paintings, Mariposa opening on September 21, 2019. 

Mariposa Street, Hoff’s childhood street in central California has left an undeniable imprint with the surrounding colors, flavors and nature. This body of  work has evolved through technical loose airbrushing and patterns drawing from a blown HEMI (hemispherical) engine. Each unique canvas is constructed of laminated plywood, rubber and coated with epoxy resin. Abstracted forms often include discarded tape, fabric and plaster, resembling large rocks. Drawing from his suburban upbringing, he mirrors the textures of suburban track home ceiling textures. Combining nostalgia and psychedelic aesthetic elevates Hoff’s notion of a visual language that lies somewhere in between past, present, and future. 

A nod to artists Hesse, bontecou, Murray – Hoff embraces their proficiency of “the joy of making” and art as a playful dialogue, Mariposa’s inflated, bulbous, rounded forms are reactive narratives of overstimulation.

Through each composition of mutated rhythms, anthropomorphic forms reveal themselves like eyes peering through a mirage. As if he were translating conversation with extraterrestrials, or coding their alphabet, Hoff pursues visual intelligence through his manipulations of symbols that are untethered by time.

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Terry Hoff
b.1956 Lives & Paints in San Francisco, CA

EDUCATION
San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA 1977-79
Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA 1979-81

TEACHING
Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA, 1986-96, 2001- 2017

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019 “to be named later” NIAD Gallery, Richmond CA

2017 “Painted Ultra-space”, Cabrillo Gallery, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA 2016

2017 “BOP2” The Fourth Wall Gallery, Oakland, CA

2015 Startup Art Fair, Hotel Del Sol, SF, CA

2013 “B.O.P.” Oceana Art Gallery Pacifica, CA

2011 “strapped, wrapped, rapped”, PublicWorks Rollup Gallery SF, CA

2009 “all happens in the sky”, Michael Rosenthal Gallery, SF, CA

2007 “Thrill rides and home gardening”, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, SF, CA

2005 “Homey”, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, SF, CA

2004 "Bump", Heidi Cho Gallery, NY, NY.

2004 "All you have to do is find your way home from here", Acuna-Hansen Gallery, LA, CA

2003 "Sleepyhead", Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, SF, CA

2002 "Some Drawing", Acuna-Hansen Gallery, LA, CA

2000 "Nudge", Traywick, Berkeley, CA

1999 “Pucker”, RARE Gallery, NY, NY

1998 “*silly”, Four Walls, SF, CA

1996 Luggage Store Gallery, SF, CA

1996 SF MOMA Rental Gallery, SF, CA

1996 Four Walls, SF, CA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 “Ultra Light Beams”, Mount Analogue, Seattle, WA

“Radiant Spectrum”, Mash Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2018 “The house plant show” Swim Gallery SF, CA

“free fallin” Incline Gallery, SF, CA

“group show 2”, Semi Skimmed, London, UK

Juxapoz Clubhouse, Denver ,CO

“Round trip”, Goodmother Gallery, Oakland, CA

2017 “Sweet n Low” Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA

2017 “Lil Swim”, Luggage Store Gallery, SF, CA

2016 “The Day After” Great Highway Gallery, SF, CA curated by Leo Bersamina

2016 “On and On”, C2C, SF, CA

2016 “Anne and Mark’s Art Party”, Santa Clara Fairgrounds, CA

2015 “SWIM” New Image Art, LA, CA

2014 “some work” PublicWorks Rollup Gallery SF, CA

2011 “shadowshop” SFMOMA curated by Stephanie Syjuco

2008 “30th Anniversary”, SF MOMA Artisits Gallery SF, CA

2007 “Back to the Fifties”, Heidi Cho Gallery, NY, NY

2007 “In the Fullness of Time”, Luggage Store Gallery, SF CA

2006 “Under the Surface”, SF MOMA Artists Gallery, SF, CA

2004 "Hard Candy", San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

"Comics Stripped", Off the Preserve, De Rosa Foundation, Napa, CA

2003 "25th Anniversary", SF MOMA Artists Gallery, SF, CA

2001 "Eureka!, Art from the Bay Area", MCA, San Diego, CA (catalog)

2001 "Eureka, Too", San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

2000 "Petty Crimes", Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK (cat.) touring

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (CONTINUED)
2000 "Fleishhacker Fellowship", San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA (cat.)

1999 "Life in Space" Three Day Weekend, Wesley Hall, CCAC, SF, CA

1998 “Nothing But Time”, Southern Exposure, SF, CA

1998 “SAP”, Lanai Motel, SF, CA

1998 “20th Anniversary”, SF MOMA Rental Gallery

1998 “California Current”, RARE Gallery, NY, NY

1997 “Bay Area Now”, Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena, SF, CA (cat.)

1997 “Thoughts on the Holidays”, Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA

1997 “Round and Around”, Southern Exposure, SF, CA

1996 “New American Talent”, Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria, Austin, TX (cat.)

1996 “Glean”, Four Walls, SF, CA

1996 “Confess”, Southern Exposure, CA, SF

1995 “Penetrations”, Show N Tell, CA, SF

1995 “National Juried Exhibition”, Phoenix Gallery, NY, NY

1994 “Identity: Media and Representation”, Works, San Jose, CA

1993 “Object”, Intersection for the Arts, SF, CA

AWARDS
1999 Eureka Fellowship from the Fleishhacker Foundation

1999 SECA Award finalist SF MOMA

1995 California Discovery Gold Award

1994 Grand Award San Diego Art Institute

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS
Facebook, Menlo Park, CA Completion Date: 2018

Laguna Honda Hospital Redevelopment Project, SF Arts Commission. Completion Date: 2010 Budget: $180,000

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