The Alliance for the Arts’ January exhibit, Magnetism, features award-winning artists Ken Hoffman and Alexander Martin. The show runs from Jan. 11 through Feb. 2 at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33919 and explores themes such as identity, connection and pressures of society.
Ken Hoffman’s anthropomorphic paintings reveal the closeness between people and animals, and speak to our society’s political and cultural scene. These provoking paintings pair well with the unexpected abstractions that Alexander Martin showcases with his Boys Will Be Boys series.
By addressing human roles of identity through these unusual outlets of color and mixed media, both Hoffman and Martin express an emerging sense of our unexpected realities that will draw you in like a magnet. Engage in the provocative wonderland that interconnects animals and abstractions of found objects to reveal the dynamism and whimsy of our society through paintings, installations and more.
The opening reception will be held on Jan. 11 from 5 – 7 p.m. and is open to the public. A conversational walk and talk with the exhibiting artists will be held on Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. during Alliance for the Arts Weekly GreenMarket. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public, but a $5 suggested donation helps keep arts programming accessible.