New works on scratchboard by Andrea Hooge
April 7–30, 2016
Easter Eggs marks Andrea Hooge’s fourth solo show at Hot Art Wet City and features a new collection of scratchboard images. She revisits ideas explored in her previous show Menno Kitty, adding to her collection of personal symbols and objects. Andrea draws her inspiration from childhood interpretations of vintage children’s books and playthings, as well as her cultural heritage. Aside from literal references to Easter eggs in some of her pieces, the work and the title hide a double meaning alluding to inside jokes and surprises. Click here to view the Flickr album >
Andrea Hooge is an artist living and working out of her home studio in East Vancouver. She focuses mainly on figurative oil paintings and scratchboards, and while many of her works are on wood or hardboard panel, she also creates unique cutouts that move away from conventional shapes. These have been made to stand alone or to overlap and create larger and more dynamic pieces. In addition to her three previous solo shows at Hot Art Wet City, Andrea has shown her work in various group shows within Vancouver. Andrea earned her BA from the University of the Fraser Valley, where she majored in Psychology and minored in Visual Arts.