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Robert Hoffmann: Filling Empty Spaces - Attraction and Distraction

January 14 – April 22, 2023

About the Artist

Through his carvings and paintings, Robert Hoffmann (Tlingit) explores cultural values and to what ends they drive us in a search for fulfillment.

Hoffmann is one of three artists selected for the Sheldon Jackson Museum 2020-2023 Solo Artist Exhibition Series. The other artists are: Allie High and Peter Williams.

Image credit: Introspection (detail)

Artist Talk



Robert Hoffmann gave an opening reception talk on January 14, 2023.

Artist Statement

I use our Tlingit formline style to represent beauty in all things and the possibility of beauty in all people.

Our formline style can be seen in objects from centuries ago. When I design, it connects me to both our past and the present cultural way of being.

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