Kim Hoeckele is a New York-based artist born in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work draws from collections and archives, examining the fallibility of knowledge and language over time. She has exhibited work at the Queens Museum (Queens, NY); Spectral Lines (Queens, NY); Hercules Art (New York, NY); Nurture Art (Brooklyn, NY); Platform Stockholm (Stockholm, Sweden); Brooklyn Art Council (Brooklyn, NY); Pelham Arts Center (Pelham, NY); Family Business (New York, NY); Smack Mellon (Brooklyn, NY); Museum of Contemporary Art (Atlanta, GA); and Atlanta Contemporary (Atlanta, GA) among other venues. Residencies and fellowships include Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2018), Lighthouse Works (2018), and The Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts (2017). Hoeckele holds a BFA from Georgia State University and an MFA from Hunter College. She is currently an adjunct Assistant Professor at NYU and Parsons School of Design.
epoch, stage, shell
In my work, “epoch, stage, shell”, I am mining ethnographic, art historical, and commercial photographic images as source material to reevaluate how bodies, particularly female bodies, have been historically presented and consumed. I am mimicking body postures and gestures, using my own body to collapse an author-subject relationship. The layered photographs are cut and re-photographed, and the final images evoke how ancient sculpture is seen—as partial and shattered—as well as alluding to the psychological violence caused by the idealization of certain bodies.
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