Returning to Fiji (1984) by Nan Hoover

Thursday, April 4, 1985, 8:00 pm

Nan Hoover: Works in Multiple Media

Video, film, and live performance with the artist in person.


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

“Born in New York, Nan Hoover was a painter for some years before she settled in Amsterdam in 1969. Since the early ‘70s, when she moved into photography, video and performance, she has produced a consistent body of work in these media, highly personal and recognizable, in which she extends a painter’s concern with color and light into exquisite, slowly-changing tableaux, held on the edges of abstraction. Hoover’s work is essentially contemplative… Similarly, the images she creates result from a personal, subjective response to light and form, often suggestive of landscape and natural changes.” — Mick Hartney, Art Monthly.

Nan Hoover is a visiting artist-in-residence at the S.F. Art Institute for the winter and spring of 1985. Video: Returning to Fiji (1984); Desert (1985); Landscape (1983); Halfsleep (1984); Eye Watching (1984). Film: Doors (1981), double-projector Super-8.