Molehill was a site-specific exhibition utilizing the height and darkness particular to this gallery space to create a cavernous environment. Angela Altenhofen used trompe l’oelil printed fabrics combined with oil paint and canvas to make rigid objects (rocks or bricks) into soft forms.
The title alludes to the phrase “making mountains out of molehills,” reminding us not to make a big deal out of small things. With that suggestion, Altenhofen provided a fantasy landscape that allows us to step away from the daily grind and imagine a more peaceful location. A climbing wall and related athletic and technical gear challenged the viewer to ascend to higher ground both physically and mentally.