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ATA Window Gallery: Liquid Gold-Black Gold, the Golden Age of Whaling

Friday, June 8, 2012, 5:36 pm

ATA Window Gallery presents:

Liquid Gold-Black Gold, the Golden Age of Whaling

By Kate Hoffman

Until June 30: Closing reception Friday June 29, 5-7pm

This month at the ATA window gallery is a segment from Kate Hoffman’s project “Liquid Gold-Black Gold, the Golden Age of Whaling”. Reflected in the project “Liquid Gold-Black Gold” are the whale’s migration paths preceding the 1850’s, the whalers that pursued them, and the system of escape used by slaves now known as the Underground Railroad. These three systems of movement are at times asynchronous, and at other times they become entwined and directly engaged. Through the use of found imagery, documents from the abolitionist movement and narratives of escape from slavery, the various intersections are expressed in an installation composed of a large scale drawing and sculpted objects.

About the artist:

Kate Hoffman is a Los Angeles-based artist.  Hoffman received her BFA from Maryland College Institute of Art and her MFA from UC San Diego. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States as well as in Mexico and France.  She recently was included in an group exhibit at Human Resources in LA and had a solo show at the Greenleaf Gallery at Whittier College. Additionally, Hoffman has completed residencies at Centre Est-Nord-Est in Quebec and at the Birch Creek Residency in Utah.