Hespe Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of oil paintings by the Bay Area’s own, Kim Cogan. A reception for the artist will be held Thursday, September 10, 2009, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The exhibition will continue through September 30.
Kim Cogan’s paintings are expressionist renderings of architectonic urban spaces. Cogan has an inherent sense that many painters aspire to; he understands depth, light and atmosphere. San Francisco Chronicle writer Kenneth Baker says “Cogan’s work captures what the camera cant quite see”. Cogan never tempers his medium, letting his brushstrokes unfold as they will and letting the paint to do what it naturally will; drip, slice and smear. This looseness of painting and gestural composition is reminiscent of many formidable painters of the canon, especially Richard Diebenkorn and Francis Bacon. This will be Cogan’s first solo exhibition at the Hespe Gallery.
Kim Cogan was born in Korea in 1977. He received a BFA from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. His work has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, American Arts Quarterly, Artweek, Harper’s, American Art Collector and SF Weekly. He was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and lives and works in San Francisco.
Since 1993, Hespe Gallery, 251 Post Street, Suite 420, San Francisco, has brought a host of new and exciting artists to the San Francisco art scene. Combining his fifteen years of experience in the art worlds of New York and Chicago and his unique eye for spotting talented young artists, gallery director Charles Hespe has successfully cultivated a local, national, and international clientele. Please visit the gallery website, www.hespe.com , for information on other gallery artists.