Kai Matsumiya presents the US debut of the Vienna-based artist, Siggi Hofer, in a solo exhibition titled “My Mother Sold Cigarettes in the Mountains”. The title references the show's thematic spirit, one which presents unending loops, an abundance of the shape/letter/symbol “x”, and text-based paintings in varying configurations throughout the gallery’s space. Signs run across the exhibition where both being and meaning are conveyed simultaneously while remaining incomplete.
Opening reception: May 21st, 2015, from 7 - 9 PM
Siggi Hofer is a Vienna-based artist represented by Galerie Mayer Kainer in Europe. Recent solo exhibitions include the critically acclaimed exhibitions Woof/ 1970-1992 u. 2014 at Galerie Mayer Kainer in Vienna, LAB at ES-Gallery in Merano/Meran, and I wish I where a stone at Temporary Gallery in Cologne. He is the recipient of the Award for Art Practice of the City of Innsbruck, Austria (2012), the Paula Flora Award (2010), and the 2009 Msgr. Otto Mauer Award, Vienna. Currently, Siggi Hofer is completing his residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, New York, which concludes late July before he returns to Vienna.