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Patterns and Repetitions: New Abstractions

  • Fowler Kellogg Art Center 12 Ramble Avenue Chautauqua, New York United States (map)

Exhibiting members of the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution (VACI) Partners are invited to show their original artwork in the Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, based on the theme "Patterns and Repetitions".

This group show always offers a diverse mix of styles and materials by adult artists. Ceramics, paintings, photography, mixed media, and sculpture will be displayed during the final three weeks of the Chautauqua season.

Joshua Hogan looks forward to exhibiting his painting, “A Shared Sense of Wonder” in the VACI Partners exhibition, Patterns and Repetitions: New Abstraction. The exhibition will be on display from August 1st through August 21st in Chautauqua’s Fowler Kellogg Art Center. The reception will be held Thursday, August 1st, from 3-5pm. To purchase a gate ticket for this event visit: Chautauqua Institution.

In today’s world, sense-of-self is perceived and measured by how presence (your story) is presented, viewed, and shared in an invisible world. Presence and connectivity are visible and invisible now, and both are real. The internet of everything (IoE) will continue to affect, form, and reshape all of us.  With advances like 5G technology, the visible and invisible worlds reflect and refract. Our forms of presence and connectivity are altered again. Though there are many ways that presence and connectivity in an invisible world has made it easier to be an artist, these projected selves can leave the selves in the visible world isolated – even in all the connectivity.

Hogan’s painting, “A Shared Sense of Wonder”, is an allegory for the interactions he experiences and the relationships between people in his own personal story. The act of painting requires the letting go of perceived memory in exchange for the opportunity to see something new. Painting is how he interprets the stories running through his mind that affect, form, and reshape his own sense-of-self. Some paintings begin with a personal feeling of disappointment but find resolution as the interaction of shapes find a sense of purpose. In other paintings, Hogan’s shapes can’t find resolution.  Patterns interfere and cause delay in the ability to get attention or gain acceptance. The atmospheric shifts of color in his paintings introduce a new spectrum to the visible world and describe what it might look like to see through this world. Hogan embraces the fact that interactions between us are now also defined by the meeting of our projected selves. Although, it is often a troubling experience, he attempts to imagine and capture what it just might look like in this internet of things (IoT), all-at-once luminous space and data-space.

Earlier Event: January 23
LA Art Show, 2019