ATTLEBORO ARTS MUSEUM – 19th Annual Benefit Art Auction
Auction Ends: Nov 3, 2010 11:59 PM EDT

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Hoffer #9

Item Number
Estimated Value
$350 USD
Opening Bid
$117 USD

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Item Description

12" X 15" Oil on fabric

The Hoffer series of paintings was initiated by a request from a dear friends to help celebrate their anniversary.  The series started with a reflection on marriage and continued throughout the past year as I became formally interested in the abstract qualities of the works and then as a way to connect to them from a distance.  Each work is a painting reconfigured from my own wedding photographs.  The small scale of the paintings references the intimacy of marriage.

These works take on a new life when my friend's wife was diagnosed with cancer.  Their second year of marriage was blessed by the birth of their daughter and cursed through grave illness. There is a terrible powerlessness that one has when a friend is ill, but painting is a mode of expression as well as a way to vicariously connect to them and to admire the strength of their relationship amid such tremendous stress.  Throughout the series, I have reexamined my own emotions viewing a period normally marked by optimism and euphoria that has been marred by the potential loss of life.

Stacy Leeman earned her MFA from Rutgers University. Stacy has exhibited extensively in the United States and she has received numerous grants and awards. Her studies abroad have included a year in Jerusalem and a semester at Parson's School of Design in Paris. Stacy has exhibited extensively in the United States and she has received numerous grants and awards.  In 2007, Stacy was named to “Who’s Who in America.  Ms. Leeman lives and works in Columbus, Ohio, where she is represented by the Sharon Weiss Gallery.

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