Hosfelt Gallery will present a solo exhibition of paintings by SECA Art Award recipient, Andrea Higgins.
Higgins is known for her paintings of fabric swatches that draw on the expressive power of textiles to create evocative, abstract portraits. Inspired by childhood trips to Britex Fabrics with her grandmother, and a stay in Indonesia where she observed the labor-intensive process of weaving extravagant sarongs, she “weaves” textile patterns with paint. Considering the ubiquitous aesthetic importance of fabric across time and culture, Higgins is also fascinated by the ability of textiles to carry certain associations and to present a particular image of their wearer to the outside world.
The presentation will include works from several different series, including famous literary characters and military ribbons.
Andrea Higgins (b. 1970 Kansas City, MO) received a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College and a Masters of Fine Arts from San Francisco Art Institute. Higgins has been the recipient of several awards including the SECA Art Award from San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.