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The People: John Hogan & Christina Ondrus Ep. 7

Sunday, September 15 at 3 p.m.

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Join hosts Ben White and Mathew Timmons Sunday, September 15 at 3 p.m. on KCHUNG 1630AM if you're in or around Chinatown Los Angeles or listen live on the KCHUNG webstream. The People will include guests John Hogan & Christina Ondrus.


 

 

John P. Hogan creates expansive artworks engendering drawing, writing, music, performance and video. Hogan's performance art evokes populist forms such as Community Theater and garage rock, which resist professionalization and celebrate untrained enthusiasm. His drawings and paintings employ visual vocabularies ranging from underground comics to the Old Masters. In 2013, Hogan performed Song of Yourselves at Automata Los Angeles. Conceived as an "Irish Wake for the Supremacy of the American White Male" this performance included poetry, music, re-performances of speeches from the 2012 Republican National Convention, and contextually appropriate karaoke songs sung by audience members. A publication in association with Song of Yourselves is forthcoming from Golden Spike Press this Fall. A related written work and series of drawings are available for purchase through Material Press as part of their Limited Editions series.  Hogan has exhibited and performed at venues including MCASD, Automata Los Angeles, Yerba Buena Center, Fritz Haeg’s Sundown Salon, MAK Center and Machine Project. He has written about art and culture for Art:21 and his essay on the work of painter Ben White is included in the forthcoming book Ruin Upon Ruin from Insert Blanc Press. He received his MFA in Art and Integrated Media from the California Institute of the Arts in 2006 and his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2000. Visit John Hogan Studio online.

 

 

"You Celebrate Yourselves" from "Song of Yourselves" from thejohnhogan on Vimeo.

 

Beat Drums Beat from thejohnhogan on Vimeo.

 

Song of Yourselves at Automata Los Angeles

 

Song of Yourselves at Automata Los Angeles

 

 

Christina Ondrus is an artist whose work in painting, drawing and sculpture engages the paradox of ineffability—the articulation of experiences or insights that defy precise description, from the rational to the irrational. Her work participates in the experience of mystery and the search for knowledge, wandering a liminal space where science, philosophy and mysticism grasp toward understanding perception, phenomena and one's place in the universe. In 2010, she was an artist fellow with the Terra Foundation for American Art, in Giverny, France. While there, she traveled to sacred sites, culminating in a visit to Carnac, France home to the largest concentration of Neolithic megaliths in Europe. Her documentation is the focus of a forthcoming publication entitled "An Invisible Way." Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions, including shows at Artist Curated Projects, Public Fiction, and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). She received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Christina is also the founding Director of KNOWLEDGES, an artist-organized initiative whose mission is to foster dialogue between contemporary art and sites of under-examined cultural influence through public engagement. More than thirty Los Angeles artists participated in its first exhibition, KNOWLEDGES at Mount Wilson Observatory, which took place on the grounds of an historic astronomical observatory located in the San Gabriel Mountains. She lives and works in Los Angeles. www.christinaondrus.com

 

 

Grave by the Sea; Dolmen de Pierres Plates, Locmariaquer, France

image from the limited edition artist book An Invisible Way: A Synchronous Journey by Christina Ondrus, 2013

 

 

All-Encompassing (Cosmos & Psyche) I-III, 2011
graphite and acrylic on canvas 
36" x 48"
That Which Is Obscured By Our Certainties,  2013
graphite and flashé on linen
18" x 14"

Written by Mathew Timmons — September 12, 2013