Burlington City Arts

Justin Hoekstra: Heavy Smile

April 21, 2017 - July 9, 2017

UVM graduate and former BCA artist in residence returns to Burlington following his MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art in this solo exhibition of large scale abstract paintings. Stark and intricate, two dimensional but textural, monochromatic yet secretly colorful, Justin's work is filled with contradictions. He capitalizes on these tensions through his laborious process in which he is both creator and destroyer. By adding and skillfully unearthing the multi layers of paint Justin creates impressive work that captivates and disorients.

BCA Exhibitions are funded in part by a grant from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Farrell Distributing, Have Your Cake Catering, and Fluid Bar Service are proud sponsors of BCA Center exhibitions and events.

Opening Reception: Friday, April 21, 2017 5-8 p.m.