Here There, 2013

Nif Hodgson

www.nifhodgson.com

Born in Washington, D.C., currently residing in Los Angeles, and living no less than a dozen places in between, nif considers ideas on phenomenology, time, memory and a ‘sense of place’ through drawing, printmaking, binding structures, and words.  She received her MFA from San Francisco State University, is a recipient of the Murphy, Cadogan & Phelan Fellowship, and is an artist-in-residence at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley.  She publishes artists books, ephemera, and collaborations under the imprint Subtext Press, to examine how we perceive space, duration, what may be overlooked, and what doesn’t need to be said.

Blair works in woodcut and etching, using traditional techniques.  Her interest lies with mark-making that is in tune with her material - whether it be copper or wood.  The woodcuts are typically monoprints.  Her vocabulary includes abstraction, small editions, serial presentation, simplificiation, images emergent from process.  Her most frequent subjects are weather and the landscape. The 2017 installation "Salamander Parade" included oversize etchings and is her first figurative work.  
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