Susan Hoffer

Concerning her work in this show, Hoffer stated that “I am interested in politics and place. My recent paintings explore the idea that new media can create access for people living in isolated rural areas such as the Adirondack Park to become engaged with cultural issues and political concerns that go beyond their physical locale. I use a tablet to create photographic references and transform the images into paintings. Juxtaposed to each thematic idea is the natural light of the settings where residents work and live.” She went on to add that, “Today, more than ever, independent websites and media outlets, podcasts, and fact-checked social media sites are being used to help remove the barriers that prevent overworked, distracted, and disconnected individuals… from understanding and participating in contemporary issues and movements that benefit them and others. I hope to give voice to these people.”

The exhibit of Hoffer’s artwork will be on view in The Strand Center Main Gallery at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh from September 1-29, 2017. The Opening Reception will take place Friday, September 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM and is free and open to the public. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. For more information on these exhibits, upcoming events, concerts or classes happening at The Strand Center for the Arts please call 518-563-1604 or visit strandcenter.org.