Joshua Hogan: I Fly Like Paper

Today we drove the winding roads through Bethel Park to the Jeff Edwards Gallery to see Joshua Hogan's exhibit. The invitation had arrived in the form of a paper airplane, a distinctive touch that made the invitation stand out from the usual slew of postcards. While the title of the show, I Fly Like Paper, hints at the mysterious psychological journeys that Hogan's paintings represent, I took the title as a reference to his series of watercolors on paper. It is a new medium for the artist, as far as I've seen, that perfectly complements his oil paintings. The title may also be borrowed from a lyric by M.I.A.
My favorite piece was this painting, called The Beginning of Triumph. The lines and forms reminded me of Calder mobiles. The painting seemed to shimmer in the light, and swept me away.