about the exhibition
San Antonio, TX
February 07–June 08, 2008about the artist
Mark Hogensen employs heightened perspective and a bold palette in his work, combining irregular shape and illusory form to create abstractions that appear to jump off of the wall. Drawing parallels to architecture and landscape, his imagery evokes a sense of movement, encouraging the viewer to traverse pseudo-geometrical forms and drift amidst bulbous shapes.
Hogensen received his MFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1990. He currently teaches at Palo Alto College, San Antonio, TX. His upcoming San Antonio exhibitions include Pronkstilleven, Joan Grona Gallery (2008); and Goin' Mobile, Blue Star Center for Contemporary Art (2008). His work has been included in local exhibitions such as In Full Color, Radius Building (2005); H20, Considering the Hydrosphere, Southwest School of Art and Craft (2004); and Y2K PaSa - The Millennium Show, Airport Artspace (1999). He participated in Artpace's annual Chalk It Up festival as a Showcase Artist in 2006 and 2004.
about the exhibition
For his WindowWorks exhibition, Home/Work, Hogensen furthers his investigation of environment by combining abstract form with video projection, a new medium for the artist. In Home/Work the windows are screened with a series of two-dimensional, black plywood forms. The wooden images depict an abstracted representation of a domestic scene. Hogensen sheaths the forms in translucent fabric, resulting in a sequence of negatives that capture interior shadows by day and projected images by night. During business hours, onlookers from the street will see the shapes of Artpace employees going about their daily routine; at night, four projections will feature the profiles of human figures acting out domestic duties. Hogensen's WindowWorks exhibition explores both the domestic and professional aspect of our lives. By integrating these two activities, the artist expresses our negotiation of public and private spheres-conveying the variance of modern life.