Join artist Barbara Hobot at the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery Thursday, January 22 at 12:00 pm. Hobot is featured in the two-person show Untitled (new visions) at AKA artist-run, January 23-February 28, 2015.
Barbara Hobot’s imagery grows directly from materials and objects she collects and constructs. She requests (and sometimes coerces) these articles to form compositions she can then propagate through tracing and duplication. Recently she has been cooperating with a pair of hand-knotted purse nets to arrive at a series of serendipitous drawings and paper cut-outs. Integral to Hobot’s research is challenging human-centric ways of knowing the physical world. Speculations on the agency of objects and the mindfulness of inorganic materials help build the foundation of her studio practice.
Barbara Hobot is a recent MFA graduate from Western University, London, Ontario and she holds a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Waterloo. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally with exhibitions at Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto; DNA Artspace, London (ON); Art Mûr, Montreal; Galerie Kurt im Hirsch, Berlin; and Chiellerie Gallery, Amsterdam. Apart from her solo practice, she periodically collaborates with fellow artist Patrick Cull. Most recently, the pair offered a mobile knife-sharpening service as part of the Windsor-Essex Triennial at the Art Gallery of Windsor. Hobot has participated in residencies in Canada, the United States, and Europe and is the recipient of awards from the Ontario Arts Council among other foundations. She lives and works in Kitchener, Ontario and is represented by Olga Korper Gallery.