Alan Hoffman: Photographic Works

The world turned into a picture

The Montreal Gazette, September 18, 1999, p. J6

By Henry Lehmann


What we get in Alan Hoffman’s series menacingly titled Terminus is somewhere between the set for a David Lynch movie and Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. In one of Hoffman’s astigmatic images, a red brick house engulfed in garish green seems to go in and out of focus, alternately evoking nostalgia and dread.