Sarah Hobbs at W Hotel, Sunday, Dec. 16th through Dec. 19th

NEWS RELEASE For immediate release November 20, 2012 In partnership with Tin Drum Asiacafe and with the support of W Atlanta-Midtown, Solomon Projects presents Sarah Hobbs: Overpacked. Hobbs’s site-specific sculptural installation furthers the artist’s empathetic examination of the obsessive side of human nature. Overpacked will be on view in three of the W’s guest rooms from Sunday, December 16th, through Wednesday, December 19th, 2012. Hours will be 11am – 8 pm daily, and by appointment. Visitors will take the hotel elevators next to the main lobby to the 2nd Floor to access the exhibition “check-in.” A continental breakfast reception will be held for the artist on Sunday, December 16th from 10am – 12pm. In the coming weeks, a series of conversations with Hobbs will be posted on a dedicated Facebook page. The Facebook page will provide directions to the W hotel and hotel parking information. Two years in the making, Overpacked examines the psychological baggage people carry with them, quite literally, when they travel. Diverging from the domestic scenes of Hobbs’s earlier photographic works, this project finds a new iteration in sculpture, and in the generic environment of a hotel. Staged in three guest rooms at the W Atlanta-Midtown, Hobbs constructs scenarios that represent how an individual might attempt to make an impersonal space as comfortable – and comforting – as possible, given transient circumstances. Visitors are encouraged to linger in the rooms, absorb the psychological impact of the installations, and perhaps confront their own eccentricities. This is Hobbs’s second sculpture project, following Flight in Place, 2011, at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art in Augusta, Georgia. Last year, Charta Books Milan published Hobbs’s first monograph, Small Problems in Living, a 72-page book of Hobbs’s photographs with essays by independent curator Lisa Kurzner and New York Times bestselling author Winifred Gallagher. The book will be on sale in the hotel gift shop. Solomon Projects embraces new contemporary art projects and partnerships to engage cross-generational audiences in the work of artists who venture outside their usual art practices. Sarah Hobbs is represented by Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta. Please stay tuned on Facebook and Twitter. Contact for additional information and visuals: Nancy Solomon, info@solomonprojects.com
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