The Lawrenceville School Gruss Center of Visual Arts' Hutchins Rotunda Gallery Presents
Lawrenceville, NJ –"Paintings and Drawings," an exhibition of works by artist William B. Hogan, will be on display in the Lawrenceville School's Gruss Center of Visual Arts (Gruss CVA) March 31-April 26. An opening reception with the artist will be held at the Hutchins Rotunda Gallery on April 3, 6:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m. Both the exhibit and the reception are open to the public, free of charge.
The Hutchins Rotunda Gallery is located in the Gruss CVA (Lawrenceville School, 2500 Main Street, Lawrenceville, N.J. 609-620-6026) and is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Visitors are also welcome on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
The artist will be sharing approximately 17 of his paintings and ten drawings for the exhibit. The paintings, he said, are "creations from my imagination."
"The absurdities and the mysteries that surround me combine in my imagination," he explained. "Personal experiences as well as worldly experiences are my inspiration, the stepping stones from which ideas for each of my paintings emerge. Vivid color has always been an integral part in my painting and in these paintings are colorful and inventive compositions of organic shapes without regard to perspective or proportion."
Hogan's drawings have evolved over time. "As we moved into the 21st century, I was completing a number of 'surreal' pen drawings not based on any theme. By mid-2006, I put down the pen and returned to paint again but on a larger scale," he said. "Sometimes, between paintings, I return to pen and ink drawing. Whatever comes to mind I draw on 8.5" x 11" paper and from those sketches I find one that strikes me as interesting and get out the pen. Usually the subject is in the realm of the 'surreal' of juxtaposed images, the conscious and unconscious revelations that flow from my mind and hand to the paper."
Hogan is a New Jersey native currently residing in Bucks County, Pa. He has a certificate in illustration from the School of Visual Arts and earned his MFA from the University of the Americas in Mexico City, Mexico. He taught junior high school arts and crafts in Espanola, N.M. before working for theBergen Record as an illustrator/cartoonist. For the past 50 years, Hogan has participated in many one-person and juried exhibitions, both nationally and internationally. He is a volunteer docent for the Princeton University Art Museum and a founding member of Artists of Yardley.
Founded in 1810, The Lawrenceville School offers a comprehensive, coeducational program for 819 students in grades nine through post-graduate, who come from 34 states and 38 countries. The School is located on 700 acres in the historic village of Lawrenceville, N.J. For additional information, please visit www.lawrenceville.org.