In a week, I will be performing a fifteen minute performance work entitled “Chair Piece” as part of Studio: Spring 2014 at REDCAT on Saturday, May 31st and Sunday, June 1st. There are also five other artists on the program, with performances including experimental dance, improvisational guitar playing, and piñata smashing.
In anticipation and celebration, I’ve posted the Song of Yourselves album for free streaming and download. This album has all the spoken word and musical elements from Song of Yourselves, including Clint Eastwood’s address to the 2012 RNC, which “Chair Piece” is based on.
I’m very excited to report I will be performing “Chair Piece” as part of Studio: Spring 2014 at REDCAT, from Saturday, May 31 2014 to Sunday June 1, 2014. REDCAT’s Studio series is an ongoing, interdisciplinary program featuring informal new performance works and works-in-progress. This edition of Studio is programmed by guest curators Anna Oxygen and Malcolm Darrell, and offers adventurous audiences a glimpse at projects by emerging Los Angeles artists.
“JOHN HOGAN: CHAIR PIECE
In Chair Piece, artist John Hogan cleverly uses Clint Eastwood’s address to the 2012 Republican National Convention as the raw material for a performance satirizing the white American male’s sense of entitlement, eliciting discourse regarding privilege, power dynamics, and the individual’s role within institutions.”
Chair Piece (3 Minute Edit) from thejohnhogan on Vimeo.
I have created a Risograph chapbook with Golden Spike Press featuring documentation and poetry from “Song of Yourselves”, my 2013 performance at Automata. It can be purchased by emailing Golden Spike through their website, and those in the Los Angeles area can visit the Golden Spike table at the L.A. Art Book Fair, Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 at MOCA Los Angeles.
My article, “ART … It’s Wacky! Conceptual Comics and Comic Conceptualism in the work of Mark Newgarden and Richard Prince” is up at The Comics Journal. I discuss the gag cartoons of Mark Newgarden as they relate to the history of illustration and the fine art avant garde, including Newgarden’s fine art contemporary Richard Prince, who appropriated gag cartoons in his paintings.
I will be performing a work entitled “Imperialistic Picnic” at Cerritos College on Monday, Nov. 18th between 11am and 12:30 pm.
“As part of the second Los Angeles SUR:biennial
at Cerritos College, John P. Hogan will perform a number of songs from the vantage point of his band Ponce de Leon’s titular conquistador, a utopian society of dolphins, prisoners at Guantanomo Bay, and Ann Romney. In the spirit of the approaching Thanksgiving holiday, snacks will be provided to passersby.”
I have created an edition of three drawings and a written piece for MATERIAL, the excellent journal of artist’s writings, for their Limited Editions series. I’m very happy to see the project complete. Please check it out. If you’d like to purchase a drawing, they are only $250, each is unique, and all proceeds go to MATERIAL.
I will be doing a short performance at 9pm on Saturday, Aug. 17th as part of "General Projects: A Show for You" at Insert Blanc HQ / Chris Niemi Studio in downtown L.A. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for address. Click on the picture for more info.
SONG OF YOURSELVES
Created and Performed by John P. Hogan
As we enter the Twilight of the American White Male, join John P.Hogan for an Irish Wake of sorts. Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, Clint Eastwood's iconic "Chair Piece", and the fragmented micromanagement of the self and others through art, poetry and bureaucracy will all come under consideration. Bring your barbaric yawp, for festivities will include Contextually Appropriate
Pop Songs Sung By The Audience, and other spectacular delights yet to be determined
SONG OF YOURSELVES
May 24, 25 8pm
504 Chung King Court
Los Angeles, CA 90012
$15 General, $12 Members/Students/Seniors