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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Remembering my friend

Remembering my good friend Ron Hoover.  This photo was taken during my last visit with Ron in August 2008.  My daughter now away at college reminded me this Thanksgiving weekend that whenever she spoke with Ron he gave her a history lession.  My daughter loves history. Although Ron did not live the accepted way of life for a non-creative and status conscience types I never hesitated to have my kids visit Ron either in person or by phone.  

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Face with a Roof

Very few of the dark paintings were reproduced in the retrospective catalog at the Art Car Museum. This is a wonderful example of one of Ron's dark period paintings.

"Face with a Roof" 1993, oil on canvas, collection of Roy and Lourdes Balinskas.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mrs. Unfaithful, drawing

Ron Hoover retrospective...
Mrs. Unfaithful, graphite on paper, collection of John Alexander.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Last Day

to see Ron Hoover's retrospective at the Art Car Museum.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Ron Hoover Retrospective

The Art Car Museum is reporting that over 2,000 people have seen Ron Hoover's retrospective. The last day of the exhibition is tomorrow March 5th. Don't miss it.

1972 - 2006
January 9,2010 - March 5,2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

RON HOOVER A Retrospective: 1972 - 2006

1972 - 2006

January 9,2010 - March 5,2010

Entrance to the Art Car Museum - this place was packed Saturday night.

Installation photo of Ron's work.

Paul and Kitty (Ron's sister) Rogers in front of the last painting on canvas Ron completed.

US Aid

Monday, December 28, 2009

Art Car Museum

Art Car Museum, Houston, Texas
Opens Saturday January 9, 2010 from 7-10pm

Ron Hoover was one of the most gifted artists of his generation and one of the few painters in Houston, Texas to achieve an original style. His death in 2008 was a terrible loss to the Houston community. Hoover was a man with a mission. His abstract paintings and drawings expose little known hypocrisies and injustices that were instigated by government and big business. In many cases, Hoover was ahead of the press and painted about these issues before the general public was aware. Hoover was opinionated, would get in your face and challenge you and it was this passion that showed in his work and made it so strong. Hoover’s Everything’s Included series involves the excesses of home builders and developers and his SUV series depicts the SUV purchaser as irresponsible gasoline/ fossil fuel consumers. Our goal for this exhibition is to reveal Ron Hoover’s importance as a great painter and major figure in American art of the twentieth century.

From the Art Car Museum website