2012 Fine Arts Faculty Focus

Jo Hockenhull

August 20 – September 22, 2012
Reception: Aug 30, 6pm, Museum Gallery
Lecture: 7pm

The Museum of Art has a long-standing tradition of presenting work from the Department of Fine Arts faculty.  Since 2004, we have alternated large group shows with a bi-annual exhibit showcasing an individual faculty member recently retired.

Jo Hockenhull came to WSU in 1973 as a printmaker and was the first woman hired to teach in the Fine Arts Department. Her artwork reflects particular times in her life, who she was – and what interested her in the moment. She often has incorporated scientific research into her work, ideas of humans in relation to the natural world, and ideas of “loss” or “regret” as inevitable occurrences of life. Prints, paintings, and some aluminum sculptures and collages make for a diverse and interesting retrospective of this influential artist’s work.