Featuring An Array of New Wood-based Artwork By Cie - Through December 31
Thursday, December 3rd at 6:30pm
"Woodworking is a tactical art form, and I use it as a means to stay connected with the natural elements that surround me. Through nature I find art. Through art I find balance. And, through balance I find peace.” - Cie
ARTIST STATEMENT: Growth. Expansion. Evolution…Arborescent. These are all words that have defined my foray into visual art over the past few years. Simply put, when something is defined as “arborescent” it means that it resembles a tree in growth or appearance. Like the limbs and roots of a tree, I have reached outward and dug down deep in recent years to find continued artistic inspiration. From carved mountain scapes, to wooden sound waves, to balancing wooden sculptures, my art rooted in cultivating, extending, and escalating my abilities to utilize wood as an artistic medium. This exhibit aims to showcase that growth…or its “arborescent” nature as it were.
ABOUT CIE: Artist, musician, husband. Cie Hoover lives and creates his art right here in Ouray, Colorado. In addition to performing alongside his wife Karisa in the folk-rock duo You Knew Me When, Cie has always had a passion for the visual arts. After working in the Nashville music industry for over a decade, and then touring full-time for six and a half years throughout North America with You Knew Me When, Cie rekindled his love of the visual arts amongst the San Juan Mountains.
After buying and remodeling an old 1898 mining house in Ouray, Cie discovered the versatility of wood as an artistic medium and began transforming his garage into his woodworking studio. He utilizes wood in nearly every aspect of the art that he creates. From wooden canvases, to carved and crafted sculptures, much of Cie’s art is inspired by the mountains of Colorado and the music he creates, including the occasional use of sound waves as an artistic element and subtle dictation of what the work embodies.
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