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Mixed Metaphors



Jeanne Hoffman


Hoffman's work is concerned with assemblage - and how this reflects thinking between things and the relational aesthetics of nomadic thought.


The title of the exhibition hints at how the work draws together incongruous things. Hoffman's drawings/paintings/objects are collected impressions assembled to set up a tension between movement and stillness.

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We sense that things are being formed, still on their way to becoming something. In "becoming", one piece of the assemblage is drawn into the territory of another piece, changing its value as an element and bringing about an unexpected (hopefully) unity.

The artworks in the show serve as "dwelling" points. Every point is a relay, leading the viewer from one point to another.  A path is always between two points, but the in-between gives direction to the work. The life of the work is the intermezzo.


Hoffman lives and works in Cape Town, where she runs the Black River Print Studio and 50ty/50ty print collective with her husband, fellow artist Wim Legrand. 

Earlier Event: March 1
Nocturne (Mood Pieces)
Later Event: April 5
Growing Gatherings | 05 - 29 April