North Country Arts Council August 2019 Feature Exhibit

North Country Arts Council August 2019 Feature Exhibit


“A Collection of Abstract and Nonrepresentational Works” by Kristy Hoover

The exhibit runs from August 1 through August 30 at the Masonic Temple Performing Arts Center, 242 Washington Street, Watertown, NY and is the NCAC’s inaugural exhibit in the Masonic Temple space.

Kristy is a multi-media artist located in Watertown, NY. Her most recent figurative drawings and ceramic sculptures are intended to inspire emotion and connect with the viewer on a personal, emotional level while relating to past and present social issues. While her pottery work is both decorative and utilitarian, some are slightly obscene yet relatable.

Completely opposite from her hyper-realistic large-scale drawings, she has a large collection of abstract prints and paintings. “We think of art as super-hyper-realistic works, but sometimes we artists need a break from that,” notes Ms. Hoover. Abstract and Nonrepresentational art creates a mood, mixes it with the atmosphere where it is presented. The most pleasurable part of non-representational artwork is when we, as the viewers, try to objectify the work. It's in our nature, without thinking, we try to relate, we try to objectify the non-objective works.”

She continues, “This is a collection of work that has been ongoing for over five years. As most of my realistic works take anywhere from months to years, these abstract works are more affordable, and matted so the buyer can frame them to match their own home decor while having a piece made by hand.”

Kristy was the NCAC featured artist in June 2018 for her first solo exhibition, and an invitational artist for a one-night group exhibition titled “Disturbed at Focal Point Gallery in Watertown. Her work has been featured in numerous juried exhibitions throughout New York State, winning 1st place, Juror’s Choice and Best of Show Awards for both her figurative drawings, self-portraits and her ceramic sculptural works.

Kristy currently is working as model coordinator and Studio Assistant to Juan Perdiguero, Christopher McEvoy and Renquian Yang at SUNY Oswego. She has worked as the Ceramics and Fine Arts Instructor at the Watertown Family YMCA since January of 2018, and most currently is teaching as an Adjunct instructor at SUNY Jefferson Community College. She plans to graduate from SUNY Oswego after her Master’s exhibition in December 2019.

The exhibit opening is open to the public. Free for NCAC members, with a $5 suggested donation for the public. Light refreshments will be available, with musical entertainment by singer Brittany Cean and guitarist Gary Walts.

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