Slow Down, Look Closer is a series of sculptural installations which embrace the relationship that humans have with their more-than-human surroundings. Inspired by the great outdoors, artist Amy Hoagland draws attention to the small details in our natural environment, and the marvelous subtleties that are often overlooked by a distracted eye or mind. How does our connection to nature influence our perception of the world around us? From impressive boulders to colorful lichen, Hoagland invites our community to Slow Down, Look Closer.
Amy Hoagland (she, her) is a multidisciplinary artist that creates sculptural installations about the human relationship within nature. She is interested in revealing the story that the land tells. Expanding her studio into the surrounding landscape is an important part of her practice: many of her concepts come from organizing her thoughts during time spent in the environment. Amy believes in the power of empathy and creates work that connects viewers to their senses to cultivate deeper empathy for our landscape.
Amy is a Louisville, Kentucky born artist. She received her BFA from the University of Kentucky in 2016 and her MFA in Sculpture from University of Colorado, Boulder in 2022. She is a 2022 recipient of a Windgate Fellowship for sustainable art presented by Honoring the Future. Amy is passionate about art’s ability to create social change and is a member of the Boulder/Denver Art + Science + Action cohort as well as Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholars at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is a recipient of a 2021 RedLine Insite Fund in support of a community based artwork created to advocate for hope and resilience in the wake of local climate events. Amy has recently had several solo exhibitions: one as a visiting artist for the Kentucky College of Art and Design in 2019 as well as the Firehouse Art Center and Arbor Institute in 2021. She has exhibited internationally in Mexico City and nationally including Los Angeles, Austin, Denver, and Portland. She currently lives and works in Boulder, Colorado.
Thank you to our generous sponsors:
One Boulder Plaza Management and W.W. Reynolds
About Art @ One Boulder Plaza
Now in its fourth year, Art @ One Boulder Plaza explores art and its themes inspired by various local artists. This installation will take place outdoors at One Boulder Plaza in downtown Boulder, and is the first iteration of a series of installations and programs in 2022!