The Lake George Arts Project’s Courthouse Gallery has announced “Painted Stories,” a solo exhibition of recent work by Susan Hoffer. The exhibition will be installed in the gallery, and available for the public to view.
In place of an on-site gallery reception, LGAP will host a Live Talk with Susan Hoffer on January 16 at 4 pm. A direct link to join the discussion is available on the Lake George Arts Project website.
Susan Hoffer’s new work is rooted in her surrounding environment, rural Upstate New York’s Adirondack Park. Her autobiographical paintings spring from her experiences and exchanges with family, friends, students and neighbors. With close attention to current events, and a keen eye for observing detail, she depicts how technology is relied on and weaved into everyday life. Her subjects are carefully staged in various interior spaces, often with dramatic lighting rendered through thick brushwork, and surrounded by objects that inform each narrative. Her compositions reveal psychological states of her subjects, her empathy for them, as well as her love of light and texture in paint.
Susan Hoffer earned herBachelor in Art and Education at Molloy Collegeand her MFA in Visual Arts / Painting at Johnson State College, Johnson, VT. Her work recently featured in solo shows at Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake, NY, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT, Strand Center for the Arts, Plattsburgh, NY, and group shows at Emerge Gallery, Saugerties, NY, Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, NY, The Shirt Factory, Glens Falls, NY, Butzel Gallery, Schenectady, NY, and Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs, NY. Her awards include grants from Essex County Arts Council Grant, a European Studies Grant from Emma Willard School, residencies at Tyrone Guthrie, Newbliss, Ireland, Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, Canada and Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. She was awarded First Place Award from Northwind Fine Arts Gallery, Saranac Lake, NY 2020; Juror’s Choice Award from North Country Arts, Glens Falls NY, 2020; Best of Show Award at AAG Juried Invitational, Saranac Lake, NY 2020; Best of Show, The Shirt Factory Juried Invitational, Glens Falls, NY 2020; Best of Show, LPCA Juried Invitational, Lake Placid, NY 2019; a Mohawk-Hudson Regional Juror’s Award, and a Purchase Prize from Albany Institute of History and Art in 2018. She currently lives in Jay NY and teaches at North Country Community College. You can learn more about her work on her website.
The Courthouse Gallery is located at the side entrance of the Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Streets, Lake George. Hours during exhibitions are Wednesday through Friday noon to 5 pm, Saturday noon to 4 pm, and all other times by appointment. For more information call (518) 668-2616, email email@example.com, or visit their website.
Painting: Watching the Healthcare Debate -No Pre-existing Conditions Allowed, oil on wood panel, 11 x 16 inches by Susan Hoffer.