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February 12, 2010 to May 3, 2010

Brooke Hine: In Motion

Resembling many different forms found in nature, Brook Hine’s installations and sculptures are inspired by found objects in a state of decay. Delving into an imagined history, Hine finds the tactile nature of clay to be ideal for her subject matter and the spontaneous working method, allowing the material to guide the organic nature of each form. For Hine’s installations, such as her Growth/Deterioration series, fossil-like forms are composed in a way that responds to the architecture of the space. The point of departure for her other object-based work stems from the biomorphic qualities of aquatic life, often including an intricate use of stains and glazes to elaborate and draw out subtle details of the form. Ultimately, as Hine states, the objective of her work is to “discover an innate spirituality that addresses the cycle of life and death.”

Brooke Hine received a B.F.A. from Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI and an M.F.A from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Recent exhibitions include: A Show of Hands 2008, MANNA Foundation, Philadelphia, PA; Art of the State 2008, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA; Live With It Premiere, Photo West Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (2008); Extrinsic, Gallery 5, Richmond, VA (2008); From the Ground Up, Fe Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA uvers in the Natural World, Hopkins House Gallery, Collingswood, NJ (2007). Hine was the 6th annual visiting curator at CFEVA last March. Her exhibition Adaptation: Celebrating Growth and Change included eight selected emerging artists exploring the utreach Program and is the Curatorial Assistant for the Career Development Program at The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA).

Tags: ceramics, installation