Roscoe Hall describes the work of Caution Increases as “a personal connection to failures, guided with great intentions, that fell short for whatever reasons.” Hall comments on the prison system, racial injustice, and broken government promises with many layers including paint, fabric, cooking spices, the music playing while working, as well as libations imbibed on each piece’s materials list. As a painter and chef from Alabama, drawing on roots steeped in BBQ sauce, punk rock, and Catholic boarding school, Hall states “Take caution with your choices because they will influence your surroundings.”
As a multi-disciplinary talent, Hall has gained recent culinary acclaim with his invitation and appearance on Top Chef, as well as many opportunities to show his work nationally, including the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AL), the Dallas Art Fair (TX), Graeter Art Gallery (OR), Lowe Mill Gallery (AL), Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum (GA), and Scott Miller Projects (AL).
Michael Hoffman returns to Houska Gallery with a much anticipated new body of work titled, Nexus. With these paintings, Hoffman links order with disorder and rigid with organic, creating harmony within his geometric abstractions. Hoffman’s interest in these dichotomies leads him to create paintings that offer respite from our modern-day lives, as we seek to embody the natural world while simultaneously increasing our connection to technology. “I try to create work that both captivates and calms. I work with abstractions because I want to put forth something universal that can be open to interpretations that are unique to each individual and can continue to evolve over time.”
Hoffman approaches the canvas from an eclectic background in film and photography, worldly travel, and experience living in community with other artists and performers. He is a well-known and respected contributor to the St. Louis art scene, as a maker, supporter, and gallerist. Hoffman is represented by galleries throughout the country, as well as in the collections of individuals and corporations worldwide.
The Sheldon Art Galleries announces the Winter/Spring 2023 exhibition schedule, with a public opening Friday, February 10 from 5 – 8 p.m. Exhibits run through May 6, 2023. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Landscape: Sarah Lorentz & Misato Pang
Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists
Sponsored by The Bellwether Foundation
Bill Steber: Hill Country Spirits
Sponsored by Ryan Easley, Kristen Peterson and John Foster
Patrick Earl Hammie: I AM…THE NIGHT
Alayna N. Pernell: Our Mothers’ Gardens
Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery
Sponsored by Barbara & Arthur McDonnell
Bachelors in Fine Arts Exhibition:
Kailyn Hill, Sarah Loving and Eavan O’Neil
AT&T Gallery of Young and Emerging Artists