In Oh, Grow Up Already, Hoicka uses audiences within her paintings as a point of departure from which to extend the boundaries of painting and performance art. In these dreamlike historical narratives of domestic environments, the “performers” and “audiences” are intermingled. Which is which often remains undetermined.
Her work asks, if neither performer nor audience can see the other is it still a performance? Can an interaction be a performance? Is a performer with an imaginary audience really performing?
Oh, Grow Up Already was presented as a solo show at the White House Studio Project in 2011.