Hovey Brock

BROOKLYN, NY

Hovey Brock
ARTIST STATEMENT

My paintings and works on paper are made up of many transparent layers that create an indeterminate space. The colors are intense, yet nuanced. They mimic light, but have density. When we look, we usually don’t see what’s really there. I challenge our habits of seeing with deceptively simple images that shift unpredictably under scrutiny. When a viewer drops ideas of subject and object, the passage of time, the mental chatter that fills our brains, for even a few moments, and sees without filters, then I have succeeded.

HOVEY BROCK

b. 1958
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION
  • 2015School of Visual Art, MFA
  • 1980Princeton University, BA
RESIDENCIES
  • 2013VCCA, Sweet Briar, VA
248 12th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215