Sunday, May 30, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Steve Hogan at VCAM in Burlington

On exhibit at VCAM, 208 Flynn Avenue 2-G, from June 1 - August 30, 2010:
The Lowbrow Art of Steve Hogan
Opening on Friday, June 18th, 5:30 - 8:30 PM.

Can art be fun and in your face at the same time? Drawing from a misspent youth, Steve channels hazy memories of Goofy Grape drink mix, Saturday morning cartoons, second-hand sixties mod, Japanese monster movies, old album covers and supermarket package art (His Dad worked at A&P) to try and create pieces that redefine their surroundings in a more playful fashion. "Cartoony art for cartoony people" is his motto.

Self taught, Steve has spent the past 12 years as an animator and commercial illustrator, creating art for children's educational software, books, magazines, newspapers, t-shirts, concert posters and other media. Steve also makes comics, with work appearing in alternative anthologies and on the internet. His strip "Acid Keg" was nominated for a Cartoonists' Choice award and was selected by The Webcomics Examiner website for its "Best of 2004" list. Strips from it were included in the Barron's educational book Webcomics: Tools and Techniques For Digital Comics. Slathering paint on canvas is his newest thing.