Credited as being one of the earliest pioneers in digital art, Joan Truckenbrod’s explorations started in the 1970’s when she began programming to create pen plotter drawings. Truckenbrod explores different modes of artistic expression that inject a materiality into her digital artwork. Her exhibit at the Hoffman Gallery, Chasing Shelter, includes lithographs, hand digital Jacquard weavings, and experiments in 3D printing, addressing the challenge of the availability of shelter.
We invite you to view this exhibit October 4 through 28, Thursdays through Sundays from 12-5 pm. An artist lecture will be held on October 6 at 6:00pm, followed by a reception at 7:30pm. The not-for-profit Hoffman Center for the Arts is located at 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, Oregon.
Truckenbrod on Chasing Shelter: “Structures built for shelter primarily take the form of a home or house in Western cultures, ignoring the potential of temporary forms of shelter, and those created by Indigenous peoples throughout the world. Consequently, a tent camp of people without permanent homes surrounded by a fence separates them, identifying them as different. The presence of this fencing instigates the impression of difference between people. Separating segments of people for dubious reasons with the harshness of metal fencing contributes to the societal construction of difference. These weavings, with a similar structure to the fencing, are abstracted images of this fencing. In order to develop a confluence of difference, I created weavings that juxtaposed a fence structure with natural forms in nature. Through the weaving process, using silk, silk and stainless steel and metallic threads, I create a synthesis of disparate elements.”