Kim Cogan | EVERGREEN
September 7th - 28th, 2019
Opening Reception Saturday September 7th 6 - 9pm
804 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
New Works By Kim Cogan
Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco
Artist Kim Cogan explores the passage of time, integrating both present and remembered subjects in his latest works on exhibition at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco.
His awareness of memory and place as emotional triggers continue to be a source of creative exploration and expression. Some paintings are grounded in Cogan’s experience of a particular neighborhood, such as Into the Sunset and Nightcrawler, in which the artist uses color and light to represent the essence of his surroundings. Other paintings are seemingly devoid of explicit markings that identify a precise setting. Destination Unknown uses composition and gradations of color to direct the viewer’s gaze towards an undetermined, yet familiar focal point. In this way, Cogan creates a harmony between memory and realism.
Paintings like Pay Little are built up over several layers to depict contrasting areas of light. Cogan’s rooftop panoramas skillfully balance painstaking detail with suggestive elements that the eye completes. This slow and dynamic technique evident on the canvas parallels a similar transformation of the city itself—constant and continuously renewing.
It is perhaps especially meaningful that the pharmacy depicted in Evergreen is one that no longer exists. Through a narrative of vanishing landscapes, Cogan’s work attempts to capture a permanence of change.
To acquire artworks please contact Dasha Matsuura, Gallery Director.