PHILADELPHIA, PA.- The Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
of the University of the Arts is presenting a major installation of work by Julian Hoeber.
Born in Philadelphia, Hoeber studied art history at Tufts and studio practice at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
Hoeber's intelligent and eclectic work reflects his education and concerns. His is a paradoxical practice that literally encompasses perception; both that of the viewer and the artist. Hoeber's objects mimic and are real things in the world such as tables, cabinets and architecture. His canvases reveal both their recto and verso, become concrete objects set into and deconstructing the gallery's white cube walls. Conceptualization, design, making and art history merge.
As such, Hoeber has no signature style; he is adept at and utilizes trompe l'oeil representation as much as more synthetic concrete practices to develop space. Objects and studies are often phenomenologically off-kilter, shifted, elevated, transitional. Paintings show evidence of facture and process, chromatic gradations and entropic sequences. Along the way, Hoeber synthesizes ideas from sources as diverse as Frederich Fröbel, Felix Klein, Nikolaus Pevsner, Frank Stella, Bruce Nauman, and André Kertész.
Hoeber has had seventeen one-person group exhibits since 2002 and participated in over sixty group exhibits worldwide. His works are included in the collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, and Nasher Museum and Sculpture Garden, Dallas, TX; Hammer Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, CA; The Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, Florida; The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore, Saratoga Springs, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Western Bridge, Seattle, Washington; the Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens Greece; and the Rosenbaum Collection & Friends, Paris, France. Hoeber is represented by Jessica Silverman Gallery and Blum & Poe.
Concept and co-organized by Isabel Lederman.