Senses is Kay Hofmann’s first solo exhibition at François Ghebaly Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibition draws together sculptures from four decades of the stone carver’s quietly powerful practice.
Kay Hofmann locates movement in stone, carving into blocks of chromatic alabaster to reveal female figures plunging in aquatic motion or swept by a great wind. Hofmann rejects the use of power tools and electric grinders in her work, opting instead for entirely hand-hewn and hand-polished surfaces. Her resulting forms carry an ancient and elemental sensibility. They are small earthy monuments to the eternal qualities of rushing wind and flowing water meeting the human form. The exhibition comprises works from 1986 through 2020, revealing the remarkable consistency of her sculptural vision through time.