Monday, December 28, 2009
Art Car Museum
RON HOOVER A RETROSPECTIVE: 1972-2006
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