Cade Tompkins Projects is pleased to present Orit Hofshi: Crossing at this year's installment of the SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2018. The curatorial theme is A Stranger Comes to Town which is brilliantly captured by Orit's work in printmaking.
Orit Hofshi creates monumental works depicting distant, neo-romantic landscapes. In her works, the forces of nature and destruction mingle and mix as she maintains an ongoing dialogue between the figures and their encircling settings. Realism and expressionism merge, creating scenes that are somewhat threatening and disquieting rather than pastoral. Her haunting vistas of ruins and rugged landscapes respond to sublime forces of nature, consequences of war, and time itself. The wanderer or vagabond in Hofshi's work takes on a more elusive form. The figures appear contemporary, relatively calm and composed, but at the same time seem alienated by the surrounding landscape. Their dispositions convey a sense of expectation, accentuated by a sense of aimless presence. While depicted in a concrete physical context, the overriding sense is that the more momentous journey is the internal and introspective one.