Sunday, December 2, 2012

Grand Opening Exhibition

I am happy to announce I will be participating in the grand opening of Maxwell Alexander Gallery December 15th. For more information regarding purchasing, please contact

Grand Opening: December 15th, 2012, 7 - 10pm.

Maxwell Alexander Gallery
6144 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232

Maxwell Alexander Gallery is introducing a new breed of Art Gallery to the Los Angeles area. The gallery is based on curated shows rather than representing a long roster of artists.
"Grand Opening" is the first of many group shows at Maxwell Alexander Gallery. The art exhibited ranges from Pop Western to Naturalism. This show is curated based solely on quality, not categories or style. The exhibition is showcasing 13 of the top artists in the nation. This gallery believes in the highest quality in art and will be exhibiting art that meet these standards. Maxwell Alexander is bringing art to L.A. that has not been available in this area until now. Show preview available upon request.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Wave no. 22

This is a small wave painting I started a few days before the opening of "Sea Change". Unfortunately, the piece didn't make it into the show because of the short amount of time, regardless whenever possible I like to finish up what I start and this one I thoroughly enjoyed working on to the finish.

Wave no.22, 2012
18" X 24" 
oil on wood panel

Monday, October 1, 2012

American Artist 75 Greatest Artists Of All Time

I am honored to be included in the American Artist 75 Greatest Artists Of All Time. I am humbled to be featured amongst talented artists David Kassan, Jeremy Lipking, Casey Braugh, Brad Kunkle, Sean Cheetham, Jeremy Mann, Burton Silverman, Antonio Lopez, Richard Schmid, Jacob Collins, Lucian Freud, Rembrandt van Rijn, Caravaggio, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, Georgia O'Keefe, Frida Kahlo, and many more.

Thank you American Artist Magazine and everyone for your support!

In bookstores and newsstands the month of October. If you can't find it, click the image to purchase and download a digital version of the issue.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sea Change opening night by

A few photos of opening night on Thank you & Alan Bamberger for your review!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sea Change reviewed by San Francisco's Chronicle art critic, Kenneth Baker

"Sea Change," received a kind review in Sept. 8th issue of the San Francisco Chronicle by art critic, Kenneth Baker. Thank you San Francisco Chronicle & Kenneth Baker!

Here is a link to the article -

Sea Change

Thank you to everyone who came out to the show, I was completely overwhelmed and happy to see all the new faces as well as familiar ones. Thank you everyone for your support, likes, comments, posts & reposts, kind thoughts, etc. I greatly appreciate it all.

Photos courtesy of 
Kevin Tyler Muncy, eyeseeyourheart.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Solo Exhibition

Solo Exhibition
Sea Change
September 4 - October 2, 2012.

Opening Reception: Thursday September 6, 5:30 - 7:30pm.

Hespe Gallery
251 Post Street, Suite 420
San Francisco, CA 94108
tel: 415.776.5918

Sea Change

New works by Kim Cogan
Hespe Gallery, September 2012

A study of motion, a representation of energy, an attempt to seize a moment.

The sea has been a source of inspiration for centuries, with its hypnotic rhythms and relentless transformations. For artist Kim Cogan, the challenge was to capture this essence, to work with fluid shapes and contain the power of waves in a fixed, representational form.

Cogan lives and works close to the coast and western edge of San Francisco. His proximity to the ocean and the unique landscape of the city’s outer rim inspired his latest body of work.

Known for his atmospheric city portraits, Cogan was moved to rethink his approach to composition and technique. After years of working with rigid, angular structures on quadrilateral canvases, Cogan decided to compose his wave paintings on oval panels. “Ovals mimic the cylindrical, free-flowing shape of the wave,” he says of his chosen form. “I wanted to design a unique approach to depict the waves on a surface that has no corners or straight edges.”

Trained to work from observation, but unable to work from life, Cogan’s process involved the piecing together of thousands of photos in an attempt to capture the singular moment of a breaking wave. The finished paintings are referenced from several photographs, assembled together in sporadic brushstrokes to convey a sense of motion, color and mood.

Sea Change is both a meditation on and representation of a transformation for Cogan. It is a progression that captures the ever-shifting process of an artist’s work.

Seal Rocks at Kelly's Cove, 2012
60" X 60"
oil on canvas

American Art Collector September 2012

I am featured in the September 2012 issue of American Art Collector. In bookstores and newsstands the month of September. If you can't find it, click the image to purchase and download a digital copy -

Thank you American Art Collector.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

SECA Nomination

Amidst preparing for my upcoming show, I received some very exciting news which came as a complete surprise. My artwork has been nominated for a SECA award and I will be accepting the invitation. Although only the beginning nomination, it is quite a surprise and I am honored to be picked from the bunch. Thank you all for the support, please wish me luck!

For more information about SECA click the image -

Thank you SECA for your consideration.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Making Waves

Solo Exhibition
Sea Change
September 4 - October 2, 2012.

Opening Reception: Thursday September 6, 5:30 - 7:30pm.

Hespe Gallery
251 Post Street, Suite 420
San Francisco, CA 94108
tel: 415.776.5918

Work in progress for my upcoming solo exhibition, "Sea Change."