Alexandre Hogue: The Erosion Series

Begin Date2014-02-16
End Date2014-06-15
CuratorsSue Canterbury
Last Harvested At2022-10-29
Credit LineAlexandre Hogue: The Erosion Series is organized by the Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning, New York.
LocationFocus Gallery I
OrganizerRockwell Museum of Western Art
DescriptionAlexandre Hogue's deep concern for environmental issues was a catalyst for the creation of a body of works that spanned the entirety of his career. The land-management failures that spawned the devastation of the dust-bowl decade of the 1930s became the impetus for some of the artist's most powerful imagery - the "Erosion" series. Works such as the DMA's own "Drouth-Stricken Area" served as an alarm to the public and an accusation and rebuke to powers that, through encouraging poor farming practices, had helped to produce the greatest agricultural disaster in American history. Alexandre Hogue: The Erosion Series presents the artist's erosion works and supporting drawings for several of the paintings, allowing visitors to observe the evolution of Hogue's creative process from conception to finish.