Gerald Peters Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of its first pop-up in Marfa, Texas from May 4 – 7, 2023. Taking over the entrance hall at the historic Crowley Theater, the Marfa pop-up will showcase the work of Texas Native, Elizabeth Hohimer.
Featuring recent woven and sculpted works, the exhibition will highlight the artist’s diverse aesthetic and preview her upcoming series that will go on view at the gallery’s Santa Fe location in August.
Elizabeth Hohimer’s site-specific, land-based practice is an immersive study of desert atmospheres in the western United States. From her childhood in Texas to her recent travels throughout the West, Hohimer has felt a closeness to the land and a deep appreciation for the space and light of the region.
In her tapestries, scale, open structure and color combine to convey the impression of luminosity. Hohimer ’s signature atmospheric compositions employ a reduced palette reminiscent of the desert landscapes that inspired the work. Using pinks, beiges and creams, Hohimer explores the expressive potential of nuanced color tonalities to negotiate the confines of the compositional structure.
Interested in conveying the transcendent, Hohimer’s compositional choices are accompanied by the conviction that those elements could reveal the presence of philosophical truths, harmony and order. These elements, more closely affiliated with painting, distinguish the work from its traditional utilitarian associations and bridge the compositions to the Modern histories of painting.
Elizabeth Hohimer received her BFA in textiles from California College of the Arts. Her works are included in prominent private collections nationwide.