Drawing from intensive historic analysis and her on a regular basis materials actuality, in addition to significant exchanges with dwelling knowledge keepers from her neighborhood, Queens-based artist and educator Camille Hoffman’s installations are a spatial rethreading of misplaced private and collective histories. In Motherlands — her premiere solo present at kind & idea, on view by way of December 23 — Hoffman makes use of a paint palette of sienna, adobe, sandstone, and the electrical brilliant blue of Southwestern skies alongside iconic NYC particles (like “Thank You, Thank You, Thank You” plastic luggage).

Motherlands hopes to supply viewers a uncommon alternative to traverse a number of landscapes concurrently; emotional, mental, and bodily realms coalesce within the artist’s constructed “womb” on the core of the set up, which funnels the viewers right into a small, sacred, intimate house. By re-contextualizing narratives baked into colonial cultural material on this constructed hideout, Hoffman brings her private experiences with their farcical nature to our consideration. The exhibition references the oceanside views of the Philippines alongside the vistas of New Mexico which have influenced each her and her mom’s cultural experiences by way of monumental vinyl bus-wraps. Although variations are obvious when wanting on the supplies individually, they collapse into one another beneath the load of Hoffman’s imaginative and prescient and are emphasised by the multi-media work she is thought for.

Whereas my work offers with belonging and ancestry and connecting again to the land…I’m additionally contending with the shifting identities of those that transfer between a number of lands. These mass-produced photographs and supplies depict the majestic, pristine house we’ve romanticized, and in addition how we devour and commodify this land…I query the deeper type of particles of this historical past because of centuries of violence, erasure of Indigenous folks, and the type of colonial legacy that extends from and much past the continental US.

Camille Hoffman

Motherlands is on view at kind & idea in Santa Fe, New Mexico, till December 23, 2022.

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