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DAYDREAMS: “An Enchanted State of Mind’
Mary and Karl Hofmann
Featured Artist Exhibition —December 29-January 31, 2021
Extended Hours: Saturday January 16, 11am-4pm
Introduction via video
Over the past 60 years Karl and Mary have worked together, both as husband and wife and prolific collaborators. They met on a blind date while attending graduate school at Michigan State University and discovered they both had a passion for art. Karl was pursuing a degree in art history and Mary a degree in painting. In 1976, they found themselves in Placitas when the town was on its way to becoming a thriving artistic community and that’s when the dream became a reality. They have been involved in art, teaching and community ever since.
Daydreams: “An Enchanted State of Mind” celebrates the Hofmann’s love of New Mexico and its natural wonders. Trips to the Jemez Mountains and the Salinas National Monuments on the Eastside of the Manzano Mountains and Karl’s lifelong interest in history led to the prints and pastels in this Exhibit which include linocut images “Gran Quivira” and “Dawn at ABO” and pastels “Jemez” and “Red Rocks”. Karl says “My images draw on visual memories. An object or scene may appear often enough in daydreams to become the beginning of a print or painting. Other related imagery makes its appearance as the work progresses. Often things move in unexpected directions.”
The Hofmanns will also be introducing new pottery bowls with dramatic glazes and sculpted rims and one of a kind bird bath bowls. A piece of Hofmann Pottery is really a New Mexico landscape in clay and like the mesas, it too, will last in beauty and usefulness. Mary adds: “Living in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains and enjoying the blue skies, the red earth and enduring mesas has influenced the decoration of Hofmann pottery.”