Julian Hoeber | Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery of the University of the Arts Philadelphia, PA

August 3 – September 13, 2019

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The Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery of the University of the Arts is pleased to present a major installation of work by Julian Hoeber.

Born in Philadelphia, Hoeber studied art history at Tufts and studio practice at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Hoeber's intelligent and eclectic work reflects his education and concerns. His is a paradoxical practice that literally encompasses perception; both that of the viewer and the artist. Hoeber's objects mimic and are real things in the world such as tables, cabinets and architecture. His canvases reveal both their recto and verso, becoming concrete objects set into and deconstructing the gallery's white cube walls. Conceptualization, design, making and art history merge.

As such, Hoeber has no signature style; he is adept at and utilizes trompe l'oeil representation as much as moresynthetic concrete practices to develop space. Objects and studies are often phenomenologically off-kilter, shifted, elevated, transitional. Paintings show evidence of facture and process, chromatic gradations and entropic sequences. Along the way, Hoeber synthesizes ideas from sources as diverse as Frederich Fröbel, Felix Klein, Nikolaus Pevsner, Frank Stella, Bruce Nauman, and André Kertész.

Hoeber has had seventeen one-person group exhibits since 2002 and participated in over sixty group exhibitsworldwide. His works are included in the collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, and Nasher Museum andSculpture Garden, Dallas, TX; Hammer Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, CA; TheRubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, FL; The Frances Young Tang TeachingMuseum and Art Gallery at Skidmore, Saratoga Springs, NY; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY;Western Bridge, Seattle, WA; the Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece; and theRosenbaum Collection & Friends, Paris, France. Hoeber is represented by Jessica Silverman Gallery and Blum & Poe. 

Concept and co-organized by Isabel Lederman. 

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Blum & Poe Los Angeles, New York, and Tokyo will be closed for the summer from August 14 through August 28.