As a child, Hoover spent long hours poking around in her grandmother’s crochet magazines followed by intense searches of the house for materials to use for her newest “project.” For the pieces in the exhibit Habit, Hoover revisits her childhood pastimes of craft making and using found materials to create work that speaks to both her personal history and a contemporary art making practice. The resulting works include large scale crochet, quilts made from recycled plastics, weavings of plastic shopping bags and a flock of delicate tulle fabric “yo-yo’s.”
Ani Hoover is a Buffalo-based professional artist working in the field for over 20 years. She began her art career as a painter and received a BFA for painting from American University in Washington, D.C. and an MFA for painting from Missouri State University. Around 2010 her work began to consist mostly of sculpture, installation and fiber based practices. Her process embraces recycled materials and decidedly low-tech methods for creating art. Hoover’s work is in the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Anderson Gallery at the University of Buffalo, and many public and private collections in Western New York and around the country.
The Cattaraugus County Arts Council works in collaboration with Jamestown Community College to produce this exhibition series. The Center Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 8am-7pm and Friday 8am-3pm. The gallery is closed on weekends and all college holidays.
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