Hooks-Epstein Galleries presents Clara Hoag: "bend" and Bernard Mattox: "Chasing the Thing"

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Presented by Hooks-Epstein Galleries at Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston Tx

Sep 07 2019
Oct 12 2019
Hooks-Epstein Galleries presents Clara Hoag: "bend" and Bernard Mattox: "Chasing the Thing"

Hooks-Epstein Galleries is pleased to open its 2019-2020 season with its first solo exhibition for Houston-based ceramicist, Clara Hoag, along with a selection of works by longtime mixed media gallery artist, Bernard Mattox.

In her latest body of work, bend, ceramicist Clara Hoag creates pieces that reflect the human condition and the lived urban experience. With her sculptures, Hoag builds the parts, combining them with construction adhesive, epoxy, and mortar. She integrates architectural motifs into bodily shapes—segmented and layered, organic and geometric—that are caught among dense scaffolding and rubble. Each sculpture illustrates the balance between health and sickness; freedom and oppression; vulnerability and resilience; and sanity and madness. Collectively, the figures speak to human strength and

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Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00PM | Artist Talk at 5:30PM

Exhibition Closing: Saturday, October 12, 2019.

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  • Clara Hoag, "The Skeptic", 2019, fired clay, brown wash, 21 x 13 x 9"


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