Jade Hoyer’s ‘study’ Exhibit Addresses Socioeconomic Inequality in Secondary Education

Opening Reception is October 13 in Widener Gallery at Trinity College’s Austin Arts Center

​Hartford, Connecticut, October 7, 2016 –

WHAT: study is an exhibition by artist Jade Hoyer that uses printmaking and installation to reimagine a secondary classroom setting. The exhibit confronts socioeconomic inequality in secondary education. study is sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts at Trinity College and is free and open to the public.

WHEN: Opening Reception: Thursday, October 13, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

                     Exhibition Period: October 13 – December 9, 2016

                     Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

                     Gallery closed on Sundays

WHERE:  Widener Gallery at the Austin Arts Center

                          Trinity College, 300 Summit St., Hartford, CT 06106

                         (For directions and a map of the Trinity College campus, please click here)   

 

Jade Hoyer ‘study,’ installation view, Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleJade Hoyer ‘study,’ installation view, Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
study, installation view, Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
 

Background:

In study, Hoyer has taken educational data from the National Center for Education Statistics and the Minnesota Department of Education to create a vivid installation on socioeconomic stratification. Hoyer states, “While education is often touted as a means to achieve financial success, the quality of high school education available to American students is far from equal.”

Jade Hoyer is an artist and educator specializing in printmaking, book arts, and social practice. Hoyer is currently the Ann Plato Fellow at Trinity College for 2016-17 and is teaching two courses. She is interested in what she refers to as, “our common tragic, comic, and ultimately limited quest for order.” Hoyer draws upon various systems, including language, mathematics, symbols, and educational data. Her work addresses informed experiences associated with race, gender, or class. Hoyer has been recognized by the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans. She has held leadership positions on international print organizations like SGC International and the Association of Print Scholars. Hoyer’s artwork has been exhibited internationally, including venues such as the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and Philippine Women’s University.

Hoyer received her MFA with an emphasis in printmaking from the University of Tennessee and B.A. in studio art and environmental studies from Carleton College. 

To view more of Hoyer’s work, visit jadehoyer.com.