February 26–June 20, 2009
Brochure available with essay by exhibition curator Sandra Q. Firmin.
Lightwell Gallery Project
Ani Hoover’s lyrical repetition of circles in varying sizes and palettes in her abstract paintings produces fleeting impressions as lustrous pop colors buoyantly dance across the surface, bumping against or overlaid by circles that appear time-worn, reminiscent of urban decay or geological processes. Her Lightwell Project features a commanding series of vertical paintings thirty feet high by five feet wide inspired by natural cycles of varying lengths-a day, a year, perhaps a millennium-cascading from ceiling to floor.
Born in Lincoln, Illinois, in 1969, Ani Hoover received a BFA in Painting from Missouri State University (Springfield, MO) and an MFA from American University (Washington, DC). Since 2002, Hoover has made her home in Buffalo, NewYork, where her work has been featured in exhibitions at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, Buffalo Arts Studio, and Burchfield Penney Art Center, as well as other galleries across Western New York and nationally. Hoover’s paintings are in numerous private, corporate, and public collections, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Burchfield Penney Art Center.
Curated by Al Harris F. and Karen Emenhiser.