“Find Your Way” New Works by Matthew Hoffman
In partnership with EXPO Chicago, and in coordination with EXPO Art Week’s Art After Hours, Workshop 4200 is proud to present “Find Your Way”, new works by Matthew Hoffman.
For Find Your Way, Chicago artist Matthew Hoffman has constructed a multi-room, site specific installation at Workshop 4200. This exhibition will open to the public on Friday, September 15th, and showcase a new batch of 2D & 3D works, and act as the launch of Workshop 4200. Much of the work focuses on the You Are Beautiful project, including large installations & collaborative works curated by The Bright Side. Other pieces in the exhibition show Hoffman’s more experimental work, both in phrases & materials used.
My hope with Find Your Way, is that it’s a space to feel good, and that you'll feel better when you leave. Making work, and sharing your ideas with the world can be often intimidating. But I believe if you’re generous enough, and confident with the ideas you share - people will give you the benefit of the doubt to listen. That’s all we can ask for.
Known for his inventive use of scale and typography in public art installations, Chicago-based artist Matthew Hoffman has moved indoors to construct his latest series. In Find Your Way, Hoffman has built a multi-room experience featuring site-specific installations, pieces related to his internationally recognized You Are Beautiful project, and collaborative works curated by The Bright Side. The exhibition will unveil a new batch of never before seen 2D and 3D pieces, and serve as the launch of the gallery at Workshop 4200, a former factory turned creator space that will act as Hoffman’s spatial canvas for this show.
For Find Your Way, Hoffman will give spectators a glimpse into his creative process, shedding light on what it is like to work as a successful, in-demand artist and designer. An evolution of his ten-plus years working on the You Are Beautiful project, Find Your Way will showcase a more experimental side of the artist, featuring new materials and phrases that build on his platform of positivity with the aim that visitors will feel better when they leave.
So, come get lost. Take an adventure. Journey through a treasure of oversized playthings, wonder at it all. And maybe, just maybe…find your way.