|Ira Hoffecker||abstract paintings|
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(Axis Contemporary Art Gallery in Calgary)
"ABSTRACT PAINTINGS EVOKE URBAN EUROPE"
By Robert Amos, Times Colonist November 3, 2012
"Abstract paintings have to grab you by painterly means. Ira Hoffecker's do......
....You seem to be peering into deep realms of memory and imagination, whether or not you know what she was thinking about. Hoffecker and I spent a long time talking about things, but her paintings speak for themselves. Confident and decisive, they are both decorative and contemplative and can be assumed to refer to a number of things. For now, I'll leave it to you to see why so many people find them deeply satisfying...."
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Coverstory of Victoria's FOCUS Magazine, November 2012
"Just as well-planned city spaces do, each viewing of Hoffecker’s paintings promises a new set of discoveries and conversations".....
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...... "A fantastic colourist - her canvases glow with a mix of primary and pastel tones - Hoffecker already has an impressive career underway and shows in galleries as far as Edmonton and Toronto. Inspired by such modernists as Franz Kline and Robert Rauschenberg, Hoffecker manages the tricky feat of being both intellectual and playful via paintings that combine vivid colour fields with decorative patches and textures. For her latest showing at The Gallery at Mattick's Farm, Hoffecker will have about a dozen works in acrylic and resin whose sensuousness may make you yearn for a bowl of fruit salad".
BOULEVARD MAGAZINE, May 2012, page 42
Ira's painting BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ received the Juror's Award at this year's Sooke Fine Art Show, Vancouver Island's premier juried art show and another $ 1000 Award at the Painting On The Edge 2012 Exhibition in Vancouver. It just found a new home in Vienna in Austria!
Granville Fine Arts Gallery is now representing Ira's work in Vancouver. Ira took part in the RED show in February 2013 and the Christmas show in December 2012. (Dec. 1st to 31st,2012). This painting was the first to be sold at Granville Fine Art Gallery
Ira's painting (right) at the airport from June to December 2012 with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Atti Gallery (see representation) is now representing Ira's work in Toronto.
The jury of the Federation of Canadian Artists has reviewed Ira's work and invited her to become an Active Member of the Federation.
"The vivid abstract paintings of Ira Hoffecker would look fantastic in an upscale show home. She has a sure hand with composition and a dazzling colour sense." Robert Amos, Times Colonist Victoria, October 15th, 2011
(The Front Gallery in Edmonton)