Opening Soon at Gilcrease: "Alexandre Hogue: An American Visionary -- Paintings and Works on Paper"
On this installment of ST, we preview a new exhibition that will soon open at the Gilcrease Museum here in Tulsa; "Alexandre Hogue: An American Visionary -- Paintings and Works on Paper" will be on view at Gilcrease from August 24th through November 30th. Mainly known for his "Dust Bowl" or "Erosion Series" of Depression-era paintings, Alexandre Hogue (1898-1994) was one of the more celebrated artists to come to prominence during the Regionalist movement in American art (which also saw the rise of such masters as Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood). Hogue had a long and varied career as both an artist and art teacher -- in Dallas, New Mexico, New York City, West Texas, and elsewhere -- and he also helped to establish the School of Art here at The University of Tulsa, where he taught for many years. Our guest is Susie Kalil, the co-curator of this exciting new Hogue exhibit at Gilcrease. Kalil also curated a larger version of this show -- and wrote a detailed monograph in connection with it -- and we spoke with her in 2011, when that expanded version of "Alexandre Hogue: An American Visionary -- Paintings and Works on Paper" was on view in Ft. Worth. (Note that you can learn more about the new Hogue show at Gilcrease at this link.)