Gerald Peters Gallery Contemporary

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Evan Feldman


Elizabeth Hohimer’s site-specific, land-based practice is an immersive study of desert atmospheres in the western United States. Her latest series, Mirage, represents an investigation of the elusive environments of western Texas, Arizona, Nevada and Mexico.


Based in Marfa, Texas, Hohimer traveled throughout the region collecting clays which she then used to stain her yarns. Employing a technique known as undulating twill, Hohimer mixed areas of tight interlacement with areas of more open weave, achieving sinuous patterns reminiscent of the desert landscapes that inspired the work.

As Hohimer states: “I seek to capture the freedom, solitude, and horizon lines of the land from which the clays were collected. I see the works as maps of the land’s color and energy.”