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LA Hoffman MFA exhibition: Appropriate Disruptions

This March, the Helen E. Gopeland Gallery on the Montana State University campus will premiere a thesis exhibition by LA Hoffman: Appropriate Disruptions. This show brings together the new work from her cumulative year at MSU.

Appropriate Disruptions will be on display from March 28th – April 1st. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, March 31st, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and is open to the public, all works are for sale. Hours for the Helen E. Copeland Gallery are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Hoffman is known for her hyper-prismatic color palette and often graphic work. She sees patterns in the ways people interact and the elements that make up life stories. Her work often falls into the category of pop-art, and can take on a sketchbook/graffiti sensibility. Her work deals with hiding and revealing information and sometimes plays with the sheen/flatness of paints to obscure images.

A fierce feminist, Hoffman strives to both be a student of history, and a leader in the present by asking questions of herself and questioning the assumptions around her. Currently self-identified as a third-wave feminist, she’s wondering at the emergence of a new fourth-wave.

“Our power comes from our stories. Just as my past influences the person I am now so do the accumulated stories of our collective experiences influence us as a culture. Stories can cut across the chatter of a drifting conversation, they disrupt the flow and even when spoken softly, they make people listen. There is no argument against someone’s individual life experience. We relate to each other this way, stories encourage us to find common ground.”

2011 MFA Thesis Exhibition schedule

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery would like to invite you to the 2011 MFA Thesis exhibitions.  Sukha Worob, April Marie Hale, LA Hoffman and Emily Browne are the 2011 candidates presenting for a Master of Fine Arts at Montana State University – Bozeman.  Each candidate will be exhibiting their work at the Helen E. Copeland Gallery.  All exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.

The public is also invited to attend candidate’s oral defense in the Helen E. Copeland Gallery; dates and times for each candidate are listed below.

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall.  Attached is a PDF of the MSU Campus Map – Haynes Hall is highlighted in yellow, the nearest adjacent parking lots are highlighted in blue and the University Campus Police, where you may purchase daily parking passes, is highlighted in red.  Please note that the parking passes are required for parking during the business day (6AM – 6PM).  Parking in these lots is free after 6PM. Gallery Hours are: Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM.


Sukha Worob
Exhibition dates: Monday March 7 – Friday March 11, 2011
Defense: Monday March 7, 11AM
Reception: Thursday March 10, 7 – 9PM

April Marie Hale
Nature of the Human Animal
Exhibition dates: Monday March 21 – Friday March 25, 2011
Defense: Monday March 21, 11AM
Reception: Thursday March 24, 7 – 9PM

LA Hoffman
Appropriate Disruptions
Exhibition dates: Monday March 28 – Friday April 1, 2011
Defense: Monday March 28, 11AM
Reception: Thursday March 31, 7 – 9PM

Emily Browne
Here we are.
Exhibition dates: Monday April 4 – Friday April 8, 2011
Defense: Monday April 4, 11AM
Reception: Thursday April 7, 7 – 9PM