Artwork by Ani Hoover is currently adorning the walls and floor of Villa Maria College’s Paul William Beltz Family Art Gallery. Hoover, a Buffalo, NY native, created Accumulate to represent her decision making in art making since 2010.
That year marked a change in her work from painting to collage, assemblage and ultimately to sculpture and fiber based work. A thread that runs through all the works is a commitment to using simple and/or recycled materials, creative use of color and the use of multiple shapes or components in artmaking. Hoover tends to work in a modular fashion, where many pieces accumulate to make the art piece. “Accumulate” is a survey of transitional works from her studio practice from the last six years.
Accumulate will be on display until Friday, November 18, 2016. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.