For Immediate Release:
Rubber Tree with Orange Bucket, Digital Inkjet Print, Scotch/Masking Tape, 34" x 44" (2011)
THE COAT CHECK at David Weinberg Photography is pleased to announce the opening of Daniel Hojnacki: An Idle Procession, featuring unique prints and installations from the Chicago-based emerging artist. The exhibitions opens with a reception for the artist on March 8th, 2013 from 5-8pm.
Daniel Hojnacki has such an intimate relationship with the narrative of memory that he has to tear it apart. As an artist whose practice is primarily informed by photography, Hojnacki’s process is closer to that of painting than the modern mechanized work flow of his digital contemporaries. Dan’s process works in small fragments of acceptance and denial. For three years he’s been feeding paper that is selectively marked with tape and spackle into an archival inkjet printing apparatus. The material naturally accepts and denies the representational images it is programmed to render or is often completely negated by layering gestures of thickening spackle and ink. It’s a process of continually breaking the timelessness of the image, deconstructing the stability of the photographic memory, a departure from the permanence of objects. Like Richter, Hojnacki is trying to get past the image, past time and memory by utilizing photographic images as artifacts of the past to talk about the present. Through recurrent themes of domesticity and nature, the images hang with familiar respite that recalls what we know we have but have not seen before. An Idle Procession gives us pause. It is an exhibition that prompts us to reflect, to stand back and rearrange what’s familiar into new sentence formations and give into the beauty of that which develops.
Daniel Hojnacki is a driven and devoted individual whose work meditates on finitude and renders somewhere between photography, painting and complicated Rorschach tests. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, at prestigious venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Illinois and at the Pingyao International Photography Festival in Pingyao, China. Hojnacki received his BA in photography from Columbia College of Chicago in 2011.
Please come and join us in celebrating the opening reception and on March 8, 2013 from 5:00 til 8:30 pm, THE COAT CHECK at David Weinberg Photography, 300 W. Superior St., Suite 203, Chicago, Illinois 60654.
More information about Daniel Hojnacki can be found at www.danielhojnacki.com