Sprout CoWorking Community Gallery
About the Gallery
Sprout is a new gallery at 166 Valley Street in the Rising Sun Mills campus that is committed to showing local artists and local student artists. As part of a co-working office space, we are committed to promoting and growing community.
March Press Release
Announcing the March Show at The Gallery @Sprout Coworking. The First Show of the 23rd Gallery Night Season!
This show will run from March 4th through March 29th. The opening will be in conjunction with Gallery Night on March 21st. The Gallery and parking are always free.
The gallery is open to the public M-F, 9-5 and the 3rd Thursday from 5-9pm.
RARA AVIS: the current works of Diane Hoffman and Robin Hogg translate to one of a kind freshness, brassiness, nonpareil fun and three dimensional surprise. Literally, rare birds and odd ducks to delight the curious viewer.
DIANE HOFFMAN has shown her work in Miami, Chicago, Memphis, Boston, Amsterdam, Germany, and Providence. Diane Hoffman has an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from RISD.
ROBIN HOGG has shown her work in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and San Antonio, Texas, Spokane, Washington, Iri Anjaya, Papua New Guinea, and Providence, Rhode Island. She holds a BFA from RISD.
My current body of work seeks to update the animal pelt rug into something both joyful and critical. I create tufted low relief full body portraits of domestic animals reclining on their backs. By tufting or looping yarn through a backing cloth, I use loop and cut pile stitches at various heights to create velvety lush or downy textures to describe fur and complex patterns such as a brindle coat or tabby stripe. Through exaggerated color, rich texture and the animal pose itself, the skin rug transforms itself into an interspecies examination.
My current body of work seeks to capture the unexpected bird’s magic of the graceful and the grotesque. To find the very essence of the bird, their evolution, their audacity, their brilliance, their flamboyance and their whimsey. I use pastel to find their softness, and paint to marry nature’s feather and beak with bold, graphic pattern