Public Works Gallery present the exhibition “I Made This For You”. It is the most intimate of artistic utterances. Through repetition of form, Hoffman transforms exuberant designs and quirky colloquialisms into moments of meditation. His handcut wood messages are shiny, digestible, often sweet. One imagines Hoffman’s workshop piled with wood scraps that form a tide break against the world’s rolling waves of negativity.
Hoffman began his career under several aliases, each producing within a unique medium. His works under the cryptic “Sighn” and “Multipolar Projects” allowed him to explore materials, test modes of expression and hone his craft. Exhibiting under his own name, this show is the first Chicago instance of his split personality made whole.
Matthew Hoffman “I Made This For You”
Date: March 2nd — April 20th, 2012
Opening: Monday – Friday by appointment
Place: Public Works Gallery
Address: 1539 N Damen Ave Chicago, IL 60622
Text: Satsuki Miyanishi