I’m Saying These Things To You —Matthew Hoffman
Public Works Gallery
1539 N Damen Ave,
Chicago, IL 60622
Friday, April 20th, 2012 – 7:30-10:00pm
Join us for a lecture by Matthew Hoffman. Stick around afterwards for drinks and music!
“I Made This For You” 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 work 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.