Professor Jade Hoyer Exhibits
Jade Hoyer, Assistant Professor – Printmaking, staged an exhibition, “Recurring Dream” at the VAE in Raleigh, North Carolina, an installation responding to the poetry of Katie Byrum. Byrum’s poem, “To the river house” addresses the comfort and limitations of the poet’s Kentucky hometown. Hoyer created installations of tiny suburban houses on individual turf plots which reflects Hoyer’s upbringing in the Rust Belt.
Hoyer was part of a group exhibition, “Homeward,” which toured to five venues, including the University of Guam and Arts University Bournemouth, UK. The works were also collected for the archive at the Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw State University, Georgia. In the words of the exhibition curators, Mariana Smith and Michael Litzau, the exhibition reflected how “the transition from one’s heritage has a direct influence on how we live and experience our world. Sometimes this departure is traumatic and directly impactful. For some, the journey became lost and is barely influential. Sometimes we know our familial homeland by hearsay or fantasy. By moving, a part of who we are is lost but another part is gained by who we become.”
A two-person exhibition, “Homemakers,” also featured Hoyer at the Demo Project in Springfield, IL in December 2017. The work, created in collaboration with artist Tatiana Potts, explores the notion of home, the immigrant experience, and domestic space.
Additionally, Hoyer staged a solo exhibition in November 2017 in Bel Air, Maryland at Harford Community College. Her work, “First and Next” uses classroom materials to address educational opportunity. She also delivered a lecture to Harford Community College students. One piece in the exhibition incorporated the art of MSU Denver Art students.