KARRIE HOVEY

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Jun 27th 2016 to Jul 15th 2016
  • FROM : USA
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Hovey creates research and site-based work that draw on the natural environment and our place in it as a source of inspiration. Utilizing a diverse range of materials, her work explores such varied and interrelated topics as climate change, resource depletion, habitat encroachment, over consumption, inequality, borders, and labor. Hovey has exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally at institutions including the Terra Foundation (Giverny, France); Everson Museum (Syracuse, New York); and Telfair Museum (Savannah, Georgia). Hovey has been awarded artists residencies throughout the United States and internationally, including The Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesan Artist Residency Program (Scottsdale, Arizona); Prairie Center of the Arts (Peoria, Illinois); Artist Residency Enschede (Enschede, Netherlands); I-Park Artist Enclave (East Haddam, Connecticut);  943 Studio (Kunming, China); Sculpture Space (Utica, New York); and The Bag Factory in Johannesburg, South Africa. She recently returned from a stay in South Africa where she completed a new work about rhino poaching titled man-I-cure. This work is now in the permanent collection of the Nirox Foundation in Johannesburg. For 5 Hour Sculpture, Hovey will create a field of California Poppy pinwheels. The iconic orange poppy that covers California is a welcome sign of spring throughout the state. Well suited for the diverse yet dry climate zones, the poppy brings sunshine to the landscape but disappears by mid-summer. Hovey proposes to prolong their stay through the summer, by creating a field of pinwheel poppies that visitors can help make and also take home with them. In addition, Hovey will install her work Tell –Tale on Montalvo’s historic Villa.