Number 3 Gallery presents Icebox (Just like grandma used to make it) an exhibition of works by Daniel Hoffman at the residence Alex Box-McCoy and Doenja Oogjes.
Working through sculptural installation, Daniel Hoffman creates scenarios which investigate the confounding relationship between natural life and human technology. Through this exhibition, viewers will be introduced to a sensory experience that embodies both growth and decay through an indistinct circulatory system. The resulting structures are part of Hoffman’s larger apocalyptic narrative, one wherein our current natural and industrialized worlds have the agency to adapt and exist simultaneously without human presence.
Alongside #3 Gallery, Daniel Hoffman will collaborate with Doenja Oogjes and Alexandra Box-McCoy to distort the environment of their home cum-curatorial space. The work therein created will emphasize notions of impermanence put forward by the mobile gallery project as it changes shape throughout the duration of the exhibition.
Alexandra Box-McCoy is an artist and writer currently studying Visual Arts at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Alexandra's practice focuses on ceramics and performance, and printmaking.
Doenja Oogjes is a PhD student at the Everyday Design Studio, a research lab at the school of Interactive Arts and Technology, SFU. Her research explores the design of digital domestic technologies using speculative design and integrating indirect ways technologies mediate our everyday. She holds a Bachelors and a Masters in Industrial Design from the Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands. Prior to joining the Everyday Design Studio, she has worked as a research assistant at the Interactive Institute in Eskilstuna,Sweden.
Daniel Hoffman was born and raised in Sooke, British Columbia where he was fortunate to have been surrounded by untouched wilderness and organisms that transcend costal human life. He now lives and practices between the Vancouver Island and Vancouver, BC, where he received his Bachelors in Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2017.