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.