Camille Hoffman: See and Missed

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art

May. 28, 2024 - Aug. 21, 2022

1010 Broad Street
San Luis Obispo, 93401
PHONE 805 548-1000

Artist Camille Hoffman uses materials collected from childhood and her everyday life to craft imaginary landscapes that are grounded in accumulation, rehabilitation, personal narrative, and historical critique. Taking inspiration from the Philippine weaving and Jewish storytelling traditions of her ancestors, along with traditional techniques from her academic training, she interweaves images with found objects to reveal seamless yet textured transcultural contradictions.

Her focus for this exhibition is the 1587 first documented Filipino landing in what is now Morro Bay, in San Luis Obispo County. Using traditional pina cloth, made from the leaves of the pineapple plant, she has created custom individual paintings that will line the surfaces of the Gray Wing. The installation in the museum’s Gray Wing will be a deeply immersive exhibition that transforms the entire space – covering the floors, ceilings and walls.

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