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Friday, October 22, 2010

Imagined Ghosts

Opening finalFriday, October 29th
5 - 8 pm
Imagined Ghosts:
Tributes for Halloween and Day of the Dead
new works by Mike Hoffman

"Zombie Sal Maglie"
acrylic on board
13" x 23"
Mike Hoffman
holds a BFA from Oklahoma State University. Compelled by mysterious, non-monetary forces, he spends most of his time holed up inan Oklahoma farmhouse making images on and out of re-purposed materials like barn wood and landscape paintings found at thrift stores. His images are largely figural and from the... past, including a good deal of “junk cultural” references (movies, popular music, sports, burlesque, true crime magazines, etc.) as well as more “legitimate” or historical ones (it’s a fine distinction). His media vary from painting to
small-scale sculpture to tramp art carving.

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