January 9th – March 5th, 2016
Saturday, January 9th 6PM-9PM
Saturday, February 13th 6PM-9PM
noun: sustainable development
This body of work explores the rise of urban farming in post-Katrina New Orleans, investigating the history of landscape painting, while grounded in larger issues around climate change, resilience, breaking racial, social, economic boundaries, food deserts, and self-sustainability. I draw from personal experiences as well as historical references that thread together painting, light, film, architecture, and sculpture.
Miro Hoffmann, who attended New Orleans Center for Creative Arts between 2005 and 2009 is a visual artist working and living in New Orleans and a 2013 graduate of The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Miro was recently artist in residence at The Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans where he created most of this body of work. He is currenlty building a ‘tiny house’ where is he plans to live in his father’s permaculture garden.
Also featured in the gallery this month are functional artworks by Osa Atoe, Sarah Ball, and Rontherin Ratliff.