Hespe Gallery will have a winter group exhibition featuring the work of Kim Cogan, Mark Goings, Kevin Moore and Melissa Hutton beginning March 3rd and running until April 2nd.There is a reception for the artists on Thursday, March 3, 2011 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Kim Cogan is a Bay Area based artist whose works focus on the architectural elements of the city. His cityscapes are an exploration of the color and light that the city offers. Cogan avoids landmarks and monuments that make a city easily recognizable. Instead he focuses on texture and light. A familiarity with the city makes the work easily identifiable to the viewer, which is due to Cogan’s ability to capture the essence of these places.
Melissa Hutton’s work comments on mass production and consumerism. Her nostalgic works belie a rapidly deteriorating environment that is inconsistent with the picturesque plains her work depicts. She uses epoxy resin to gloss over the weight of the image. Like a new car, these works are meant to lure and entice the viewer. The resin highlights the shiny appeal of the object, and the commoditization of the work.
Mark Goings is a well-known photorealist who draws inspiration from the everyday. His precise renderings make his less than ordinary subjects (trailer parks and camper vans) come to life and seem appealing and even glamorous.
Kevin Moore is a Bay Area based painter whose work is steeped in personal history. The images are quotidian scenes from the artist's life presented in an explosion of color and painterly expression.