Alexandre Hogue painted until the age of 96 but had only one major exhibition in his lifetime (Nature's Forms/Nature's Forces organized by the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa). Hogue’s work is distinct, cutting-edge, and provocative. Characterized by texture, color, and carefully balanced spatial elements, his paintings highlight the natural elements of fire, water, earth, and air. Mankind’s misuse of the natural world is a frequent theme. Hogue experimented with a variety of styles as he crafted landscapes and abstract designs, detailed sketches and whimsical representations of the earth and moon. Alexandre Hogue: An American Visionary/Paintings and Works on Paper is comprised of 157 oil paintings, works on paper and field sketches. The exhibition is organized by the Art Museum of South Texas. The works are on loan from 63 institutions, museums and collectors located around the country and abroad. This exhibition coincides with the release of an important publication by independent curator and critic Susie Kalil on Hogue's art and life.
Art Museum of South Texas 14.01.2011 - 03.04.2011