Karl Hofmann: In the Balance

KArl Hofmann FINAL


December 1, 2017 – January 13, 2018

Opening reception Friday, December 1, 5-8pm
At 516 ARTS in conjunction with First Friday Artscrawl

516 ARTS presents In the Balance, a large-scale installation by Karl Hofmann. This solo project transforms the front windows and entrance space of 516 ARTS to create a monumental, intricate and playful sculptural environment that utilizes form, color and light. Using repurposed scrap building materials, Hofmann uses harmony and lyricism to build tension and interest with surprising and unexpected results.

Karl Hofmann headshot bwKarl Hofmann is an Albuquerque-based artist who combines his formal training in painting and drawing with an art practice that goes beyond the walls of a studio. His work reflects a keen eye for visual problem solving and combines aspects of Pop, Dada and Expressionism in an effort to portray the sublime, epic and phenomenal. Hofmann holds a BFA from the University of Michigan and an MFA from the University of New Mexico. He was an Artist in Residence at DaWang Culture Highland in China and is the recipient of the Arnold W. Brown Endowed Scholarship, the Florence Henri Prize and the Harry Nadler Memorial Fellowship, among other awards. His work has been and has been exhibited internationally.

Image: Karl Hofmann, My Zone (detail), 2012