From Our Living Room to Yours: The Leroy E. Hoffberger School of Painting | Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

From Our Living Room to Yours: The Leroy E. Hoffberger School of Painting

Martino Gallery, 2nd floor

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(left) Daylight by Mimi Pinnow, (right) Basra Sunset by Carolyn Forrester

The Leroy E. Hoffberger School of Painting has made a permanent name for itself in the world of contemporary art and education as one of the nation’s top painting programs because of its community structure, unique specialized curriculum, and in-depth visiting artist and critic relationships.

Maryland Hall is proud to showcase these eight talented Hoffberger painters uniting under the strong and unique vocabulary that the school is known for. Each painting provides a glimpse into a world constructed by the artist where their mind lives and wanders, asking questions through their individual painting modalities. As a collective whole, these paintings have been given life on the same studio floor and have been in conversation between thin walls. The discourse of painting, not necessarily the medium of paint itself, leads this conversation and provides language referencing the medium’s history as well as its dialogue with contemporary art. As critic in residence David Joselit affirmed in his seminal essay “Painting Beside Itself”, painting as a medium evolved to find out how to ask the relevant questions unique to the medium in contemporary art. These Leroy E. Hoffberger artists show the diversity of this current conversation.