An Artist’s Dwelling (14) – Hope Gangloff

Born in Amityville, New York in 1974, Hope Gangloff’s childhood seems to weirdly coincide with the publication and subsequent production of the Amityville Horror books, movies and murders. Chalking this up to an unrelated coincidence, let us resume Gangloff’s “normal biography”. Based in New York City, the artist is currently represented by Art Department, Richard Heller Gallery and Susan Inglett Gallery.

Hope GangloffHope Gangloff is known for creating vibrant and truthful portraits of her friends as a way to share her view of modern American life.  The subject matter often captures a generation in flux, a certain type of youth affected by the waning economy and obsession with material goods. The representation of such excess culminates in her aptly named canvas, Bourgeois Landfill”. 

Gangloff’s pitch-perfect, highly detailed portraits are not characters of individuals, but illustrations of an exact likeness and eternal stamps of a moment’s mood. Her confluence of seemingly disparate, pale yet over-saturated colors on the canvas reminds me of Maurice Denis of “Les Nabis”, while her matter-of-fact representation of sketching, sometimes sexual, bodies echoes Egon Schiele. Her color are so honest, that skin looks vaguely bruised, imperfections apparent in all their creased and jaundiced glory.


Hope Gangloff

Hope Gangloff Home Decor

ONE: 19c Napoleon III Chaise Lounge with Toile / TWO:  6 ft. Tall Four Seasons Flowers Screen from Oriental Furniture / THREE: In2Green Eco Fish Cotton Throw Blanket / FOUR Lamb Fur Wool Pillows, Set of 2, in Blue and Grey

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Hope Gangloff

ONE: A Plaid Lounge Chair by Paul McCobb / TWO: angelo:HOME Harlow Dusk Blue Floral Armchair / THREE: The sluggie wool rug in turquoise blue / FOUR: Short-Necked Galvanized Steel Watering Can

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Hope Gangloff Home Decor

ONE: Lasko 754200 Ceramic Space Heater with Adjustable Thermostat / TWO: BRESCIANI Ribbed Knee-Length Fine-Cotton Socks in Brown / THREE: AERIE Floral Loop Scarf in Princess Blue / FOUR: Mohawk Ziggidy Tangerine Rug / FIVE: Pierce Ottoman in Mist from Williams Sonoma Home

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Hope Gangloff

P.S. As if Gangloff weren’t already cool enough, her father-in-law, Bruce Degen, is the original book illustrator for the Magic School Bus series.

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Keren Veisblatt Toledano is a Senior Strategist at Brooklyn United, a digital agency for bold brands. In her spare time, Keren can usually be found taking photos of old doors, visiting museum, soaking in Epsom salts, admiring copper pots, reading dystopian science fiction or sneaking a slice of lemon into her drinks. Her motto is, “A morning without coffee is sleep.” She lives in a brownstone with her cat, Cagney, husband, Michael, and son, Josiah, in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY.

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  1. wow, this is highly amusing! You have made me feel better about being a junque collector. – hope g


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