May 14 – June 19, 2022

TRACI HORGEN

Weather

Traci Horgen

Traci Horgen, Buckle Up., 2022, gouache, sumi ink, graphite, turmeric on paper, 30″ x 22″

About the Exhibit

Traci Horgen is a multidisciplinary artist who uses images and text to make works which conjure an imaginary space abundant with transformative possibility. The core of this exhibition, entitled Weather, is a series of erasure poems created by the artist several years ago which address the beauty and absurdity observed in everyday phenomena. In a desire to expand up the intentions of the poems and inspired by the series of poems entitled “Weather” by Richard Hell, the artist used the notion of weather to create a body of work for this exhibition. 

Weather is a global circumstance which we observe and interact with constantly. Our activities alter its course and likewise we are subject to the influences of weather, mercilessly so at times. It’s also a source of the vocabulary we often use to describe our emotional states.There is an interdependence between ourselves and the world which is encapsulated by the notion of weather. It is a state in which our internal conditions are manifested outwardly into the world and then mirrored back into ourselves, recursively just as weather turns and cycles endlessly. 

Through the use of imagery and text, the works in this exhibition combine both representational and abstract elements to embody internal and external expressive states and their connection. An intentional stylistic incongruity is used to allow for multiple narrative channels for what is ever-present, without beginning or end and in a state of constant transformation.

Press Release

TRACI HORGEN
Weather
May 14 – June 19, 2022
OPENING May 14, 2022
Reception 4-7pm

Traci Horgen is a multidisciplinary artist who uses images and text to make works which conjure an imaginary space abundant with transformative possibility. The core of this exhibition, entitled Weather, is a series of erasure poems created by the artist several years ago which address the beauty and absurdity observed in everyday phenomena. In a desire to expand up the intentions of the poems and inspired by the series of poems entitled “Weather” by Richard Hell, the artist used the notion of weather to create a body of work for this exhibition. 

Weather is a global circumstance which we observe and interact with constantly. Our activities alter its course and likewise we are subject to the influences of weather, mercilessly so at times. It’s also a source of the vocabulary we often use to describe our emotional states. There is an interdependence between ourselves and the world which is encapsulated by the notion of weather. It is a state in which our internal conditions are manifested outwardly into the world and then mirrored back into ourselves, recursively just as weather turns and cycles endlessly. 

Through the use of imagery and text, the works in this exhibition combine both representational and abstract elements to embody internal and external expressive states and their connection. An intentional stylistic incongruity is used to allow for multiple narrative channels for what is ever-present, without beginning or end and in a state of constant transformation.

About Traci Horgen

Traci Horgen has exhibited her work internationally with solo exhibitions at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia, Italy and Chashama 266 in New York.  Group exhibitions include READ TO ME: a reference to words at the Jane St. Art Center; Sister City Prints: an intercontinental collaboration in Australia; Bronx Calling, Artist in the Marketplace Biennial at the Bronx Museum of Art; Drawing Project at HallSpace, Boston, MA; New Prints 2015/Summer at the International Print Center New York.  Her awards include a full residency fellowship at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia, participation in the Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Marketplace program, artist residencies at Emmanuel College, Boston and Kala Institute of Art in Berkeley, CA. Traci holds an MFA in Studio Art from University of California, Davis and a BFA from Hartford Art School at University of Hartford. A firm believer in the vital importance of sustaining the work of artists and artistic communities, Traci has worked for notable arts-related nonprofits in New York, Maine, Italy, Colorado and California.

Events Related to this Exhibition

GALLERY TALK: FRI. June 10, 2022, 5-7pm
with Artist TRACI HORGEN on her process and inspirations for art making PLUS refreshments and live music by Honey Babe next door at Olsen & Company.

Traci Horgen, Embrasure I, 2022, Gouache, acrylic, turmeric on paper, 30″ x 22″

Traci Horgen, “Bounced from the hard world”, 2021, gouache, graphite on paper, 22″ x 30″

Traci Horgen, Second Sleep, 2022, gouache on avocado pit-dyed paper, 30″ x 22″

Traci Horgen, The Constant of Motion, 2022, gouache on avocado pit-dyed paper, 26” x 34”

Traci Horgen, We Travel, 2022, gouache, sumi ink, graphite on tea-dyed paper 34” x 26”

Traci Horgen, Bing, Bang, Boom, 2022, gouache, graphite on tea-dyed paper, 26” x 34”

About the Artist

Traci Horgen

Traci Horgen, Buckle Up., 2022, gouache, sumi ink, graphite, turmeric on paper, 30″ x 22″

Traci Horgen has exhibited her work internationally with solo exhibitions at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia, Italy and Chashama 266 in New York.  Group exhibitions include READ TO ME: a reference to words at the Jane St. Art Center; Sister City Prints: an intercontinental collaboration in Australia; Bronx Calling, Artist in the Marketplace Biennial at the Bronx Museum of Art; Drawing Project at HallSpace, Boston, MA; New Prints 2015/Summer at the International Print Center New York.

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