Artist Reception - William and Susan Hogan
"Solitary Interludes" Artist Reception
honoring artists, William & Susan Hogan, in their first joint show
This event is open to the public. Light appetizers and beverages will be served. For more information email Jennifer Loessy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contemporary surrealist painter William "Bill" Hogan opens a window of travel into the mysteries and absurdities of his imaginary landscapes. In a visual journey across his unique eroded terrain, you may encounter an ear, a funnel, a masked couple, a strange beast or two . . . many signs of human creativity. These images construct a surreal extension of our ordinary daily reality, re-inventing our usual view as a magical vision.
“For the payoff in seeing Bill Hogan’s works is not having the literal mind kill the fantasy. It is falling into the fantasy, seeing a world vividly wrought in luminous colors, fractured images, strange and playful juxtapositions - all told with enormous wit and dream like power.This is not like life itself. This is what real art does, for better and worse. It asks us to confront life.” -- Leonard Reed, journalist
All artwork displayed is available for sale directly from the artist. To purchase, contact Bill Hogan by email at email@example.com, or by phone at 267-987-2694. We invite you to visit Bill's website at www.williambhogan.com.
A New Jersey native, William B. Hogan attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City, then served a couple years as an illustrator in the personal section for the U.S.Army in San Antonio, Texas. He studied painting and printmaking at the University of the Americas in Mexico, then taught junior high school in New Mexico before returning to northern New Jersey for a 26-year career as an editorial artist on the staff of The Record in Hackensack. A prolific artist in many media, Hogan has won awards for his work from the U.S. Army, the NJSCA, the NJ Press Association, and the International Salon of Cartoon Art in Montreal among others, and in the collections of the Newark Museum, New Jersey; the Billie Ireland Museum of Cartoon Art, Ohio State University. Hogan has always felt that the mind is a repository of vast experiences, ideas, memories, and so much more, that we ought to challenge our ideas and open up this place called a brain to visually express those ideas and images and feelings. Hogan does not create what he sees out a window, he interprets visual images from his observant conscience and experiences both real and unreal, surreal and absurd. It’s a journey from one surface to the next, an endless river of paintings.