Jeremy Hof: Porta
November 18th–December 23rd, 2023
Opening reception: Saturday, November 18th, 12–5pm
For information about available work, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monte Clark is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by Jeremy Hof. Porta will include Hof’s signature time and material based sculptures, and large scale canvases.
Known for his innovative use of paint, Jeremy Hof’s oeuvre is process, and playfully blurring the lines delineating traditional artistic mediums. His paintings take sculptural form through the patient application of acrylic paint built up over time, often several years. Many are strategically hand-sanded to expose their construction, revealing the artist’s premeditated colour aesthetic, whether subtly gradient, strikingly optic, or sometimes psychedelic and kaleidoscopic.
Porta is defined in Latin as a gateway or a threshold, a transitionary space that is both a termination and a beginning.
Hof’s large scale canvases depict bold geometric motifs that stand out against vibrant backgrounds. This new work represents patterns of exploration that borrow shapes from his previous reveals and reference woodblock printing and twentieth century Op Art.
Jeremy Hof’s work has been exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Ottawa Art Gallery, the Richmond Art Gallery, Galerie de l’UQAM, the Mendel Art Gallery, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Power Plant, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), and numerous other venues. His work is collected by the Vancouver Art Gallery, BMO collection, RBC collection, TD Bank collection, and others. In 2008, Hof was the winner of the RBC Painting Competition.