my faith don’t mean a thing

6 October to 21 November 2017

Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane

An exhibition of recent paintings

In her new series of domestic scaled paintings, Hoffie seems to have adopted styles and aesthetic ambitions from a previous era. Each image features an interior: a room with a view, furnished with the accoutrements of aspirational lifestyles. These are the interiors of Australian homes, each featuring  ‘conversational pieces’ of modernist furniture – clues that suggest the aesthetic and cultural sophistication of their inhabitants. And if some complain about a creeping sense of asphixiation, it is held at bay by screens of architecture and skeins of paint.