Sharon Hogg

2013 Facing Forward
Sharon Hogg 2013 Facing Forward Watercolour on Paper
Dive
2008
Watercolour on Paper
22x36 inches

Ready.
Set.
Get out of your head and Go.
Sharon Hogg 2013 Facing Forward Acrylic and Paper Collage on Canvas
Sold DotStephen Wasn't Sure He Understood Abstract Expressionism, But He Liked It
2011
Acrylic and Paper Collage on Canvas
52x62 inches

This piece is in the collection of Council of Alberta University Students, Edmonton, AB. See more work in corporate collections
Sharon Hogg 2013 Facing Forward Coloured Pencil on Paper
Self portrait 40
2009
Coloured Pencil on Paper
32x48 inches

Art School - assignment No 1. Draw a self portrait but don't show any part of yourself.
I hope this is an epic fail.
Sharon Hogg 2013 Facing Forward Oil on Canvas
There is a desperate vulnerability in every impenetrable curmudgeon - detail
2013
Oil on Canvas
24x30inches

Don’t look at me: look at my work.
There is not a scrap of self-reflection in the pictures I paint. I look outward not inward.
I do never turn the gaze upon myself. I do never reveal the outsidedness inside.
Body controlled, fears repressed, emotions masked; dignity and autonomy must be preserved.
Sharon Hogg 2013 Facing Forward Oil on Canvas
There is a desperate vulnerability in every impenetrable curmudgeon - detail
2013
Oil on Canvas
24x30inches

A portrait of me, therefore, would simply be a dark and muddy confusion.
No character. No colour. Nothing to see here: move along now and look over there.

Sharon Hogg 2013 Facing Forward Dyed Seine Twine Theo Moorman weave with oil on canvas and personal effects inclusions
Sold Dotdeconstructed/rewoven
2012
Dyed Seine Twine Theo Moorman weave with oil on canvas and personal effects inclusions
42x56 inches

Pieced together reconstructions.
Imperfect revisions of the people that I knew.
Sharon Hogg 2013 Facing Forward Theo Moorman weave with oil on canvas and personal effects inclusions
Sold Dotdeconstructed/rewoven
2012
Theo Moorman weave with oil on canvas and personal effects inclusions
42x56 inches

When they are here they constantly re-assert their existence, but when they are gone I reassemble them as best I can.
Sharon Hogg 2013 Facing Forward Theo Moorman weave with oil on canvas and personal effects inclusions
Sold Dotdeconstructed/rewoven
2012
Theo Moorman weave with oil on canvas and personal effects inclusions
42x56 inches

What is left are the stories that I make up for myself.
Sharon Hogg 2013 Facing Forward Theo Moorman weave with oil on canvas and personal effects inclusions
Sold Dotdeconstructed/rewoven
2012
Theo Moorman weave with oil on canvas and personal effects inclusions
42x56 inches

From the images and the effects that remain.
Sharon Hogg 2013 Facing Forward Theo Moorman weave with oil on canvas and personal effects inclusions
Sold Dotdeconstructed/rewoven
2012
Theo Moorman weave with oil on canvas and personal effects inclusions
42x56 inches

portraits, personal possessions, remembered themes
rewoven in theo moorman overlay on cotton canvas twine support
Sharon Hogg 2013 Facing Forward Oil Stick on Mylar
hrumfff
2011
Oil Stick on Mylar
26x40 inches

Bordering on caricature...
Sharon Hogg 2013 Facing Forward Oil Stick on Mylar
It was a Dark, Dark Night...
2011
Oil Stick on Mylar
26x40 inches

Closing in on drama queen...

Spoooky
Can you just hear
the campfire ghost story?
Ha!
Sharon Hogg 2013 Facing Forward Oil Stick on Mylar
And then ...I will go hunting for Wabbits
2011
Oil Stick on Mylar
26x40 inches

It is really not that complicated.
Sharon Hogg 2013 Facing Forward Oil Stick on Mylar
Mastery of Your Medium is Your Credential and Your Doom
2011
Oil Stick on Mylar
26x40 inches

These are self portraits of what its like on the inside looking out...
Sharon Hogg 2013 Facing Forward Oil Stick on Mylar
Hi
2011
Oil Stick on Mylar
26x40 inches

Rather than the view from the outside façade - a poor attempt at looking in.
Sharon Hogg 2013 Facing Forward Watercolour, wallpaper, chalk pastel, thread and glitter on Paper
Ding Dong Dinner Bell, Waitin on the Dinner Bell
2010
Watercolour, wallpaper, chalk pastel, thread and glitter on Paper
34x42inches

That all softening overpowering knell,
O sweet tocsin of the Soul.... some of Lord Byron's best poetry, I think
Sharon Hogg 2013 Facing Forward Watercolour, wallpaper, chalk pastel, thread and glitter on Paper
Ding Dong Dinner Bell, Waitin on the Dinner Bell
2010
Watercolour, wallpaper, chalk pastel, thread and glitter on Paper
34x42inches

There is no story that can tell the joy that is brought by the dinner bell.
Sharon Hogg 2013 Facing Forward Oil on Canvas
Sold DotGlady - detail
2009
Oil on Canvas
42x50 inches

Flamboyant, exuberant
Sharon Hogg 2013 Facing Forward Oil on Canvas
Sold DotGlady - detail
2009
Oil on Canvas
42x50 inches

But real... if you could get past the foliage.
Sharon Hogg 2013 Facing Forward Oil on Canvas
Sold DotGlady
2009
Oil on Canvas
42x50 inches

Kind of a weird first attempt at portraiture.
Sharon Hogg 2013 Facing Forward Watercolour on Paper
sketch for Two Russian Aunties Gossiping
2012
Watercolour on Paper
38x38 inches

The rhythms, palette and motif
my impressions from

Two Russian Aunties Gossiping
Sharon Hogg 2013 Facing Forward Two Russian Aunties Gossiping
Sold DotTwo Russian Aunties Gossiping
2012
Two Russian Aunties Gossiping
46x48 inches

Two Russian Aunties Gossiping

From a children's songbook
The Songs of Ivan
by Aram Khachaturian
Sharon Hogg 2013 Facing Forward Cherry wood, blackpaint and Rocks
Sold DotRubicon
2009
Cherry wood, blackpaint and Rocks
24x4x18 inches

And for a time I tried
Self portraits in Sculpture
Sharon Hogg 2013 Facing Forward Cherry wood, blackpaint and Rocks
Sold DotRubicon
2009
Cherry wood, blackpaint and Rocks
24x4x18 inches

A vessel to carry.
Organic matter to engulf and incorporate what bits it can, along the way.
Sharon Hogg 2013 Facing Forward Painted Clay on Board
Sold DotOld Partners
2009
Painted Clay on Board
30x20x14 inches

Staying separate- growing together.
Sharon Hogg 2013 Facing Forward Painted Clay on Board
Sold DotOld Partners
2009
Painted Clay on Board
30x20x14 inches

Staying separate- growing together.
Sharon Hogg 2013 Facing Forward Concrete, Steel, Plaster, Glass and Wood
Sold DotNote to Self
2009
Concrete, Steel, Plaster, Glass and Wood
48x18x18 inches

Strong (but a little bit twisted) supports transparent (but a little bit fragile)
Sharon Hogg 2013 Facing Forward Concrete, Steel, Plaster, Glass and Wood
Sold DotNote to Self
2009
Concrete, Steel, Plaster, Glass and Wood
48x18x18 inches

and string, don't forget the string.