Oculus Gallery is pleased to announce the next artist in our Featured Artists program - Ojai-based photographer Timothy Hogan.
Hogan’s new series of color landscape photographs, entitled Survivors, document the landscape immediately following the Thomas Fire which ravaged large areas of the Southern Californian coastal counties of Santa Barbara and Ventura throughout the month of December 2017 resulting in over $2.2 billion in damages and burned 440 square miles of land.
Today is the 1 year anniversary of the outbreak of the Thomas Fire. To commemorate, Oculus Gallery is offering limited edition framed prints of Timothy Hogan’s new series Survivors, available in three sizes.
Five percent of all sales will benefit the California Community Foundation to support current and continued fire relief efforts.
looks good on paper
"Looks Good on Paper" is a collection of text-based paintings that the artist considers to be portraits. Each work, whether text that overlays a cloud-filled sky, or an ombré of unexpected color, represents a specific person. The text is hand-applied nail enamel and the backgrounds are spray paint.
Each portrait is a depiction of an individual using both words and symbols. The subject’s likeness takes on a non-traditional form: text. This exhibition is based on what we say, the vernacular. The words are elements not only of speech, but of each subject’s character and personality.
Spoken or written, these noted quips are applied to an individual. Out of context and often ambiguous, they are however a pure form of portrayal according to the newest author of these words, the artist.