“Protocol and courtesy. It is inherent in these tables and chairs. Please, you sit here, you over there. Partners and strangers arranged. Head of the table? Head of the class, aisle, first class? Arguments over the shape of tables for treaty making – in the family or the nation. The consummation of thoughts and deeds – impossible without a table. Whether with highly evolved stylistic intent or understated simplicity, the chairs and tables of our lives provide a stage of familiarity, both righteous and profane.” mhogensen
About the artist
Born Portland, Oregon.
Mark Hogensen lives and works in San Antonio.
He received his BFA from Oregon State University and his MFA from University of Texas at San Antonio.
Teaches drawing at Palo Alto College in San Antonio, Texas.
Loves old cars, ukuleles, arch top guitars, cold beer, and the Oregon coast.
Married to an extraordinary woman.
Two beautiful children.
One adorable grandchild.
Two remarkable cats.