Isis-Hockenos-Bury the Body I-oil on canvas-26x36 thumbnail
Isis-Hockenos-Bury the Body II-oil on canvas board-11x14 thumbnail
Isis-Hockenos-Double Confession I (Drake's Bay)-oil on canvas-45x56 thumbnail
Isis-Hockenos-Double Confession II (A&I)-oil on wood-8x10 thumbnail
Isis-Hockenos-Picnic at Jack London I (blue shirt)-oil on wood-8x10 thumbnail
Isis-Hockenos-River Wash I-oil on canvas-45x56 thumbnail
Isis-Hockenos-River Wash II-india ink, gouache, colored penicl on paper-8x10 thumbnail
Isis-Hockenos-River Wash III-oil on wood-8x10 thumbnail
Isis-Hockenos-Bury the Body I-oil on canvas-26x36
Isis-Hockenos-Bury the Body II-oil on canvas board-11x14
Isis-Hockenos-Double Confession I (Drake's Bay)-oil on canvas-45x56
Isis-Hockenos-Double Confession II (A&I)-oil on wood-8x10
Isis-Hockenos-Picnic at Jack London I (blue shirt)-oil on wood-8x10
Isis-Hockenos-River Wash I-oil on canvas-45x56
Isis-Hockenos-River Wash II-india ink, gouache, colored penicl on paper-8x10
Isis-Hockenos-River Wash III-oil on wood-8x10

Isis-Hockenos-Bury the Body I-oil on canvas-26x36

Isis-Hockenos-Bury the Body II-oil on canvas board-11x14

Isis-Hockenos-Double Confession I (Drake's Bay)-oil on canvas-45x56

Isis-Hockenos-Double Confession II (A&I)-oil on wood-8x10

Isis-Hockenos-Picnic at Jack London I (blue shirt)-oil on wood-8x10

Isis-Hockenos-River Wash I-oil on canvas-45x56

Isis-Hockenos-River Wash II-india ink, gouache, colored penicl on paper-8x10

Isis-Hockenos-River Wash III-oil on wood-8x10

Images from “She Said She Said,”  exhibited Dec. 16 – Jan. 22, 2017
The images combine physical reality with an illusory world that exists only within the perception of the viewer. The reflected figures seen in the mirrors echo the figures depicted in the paintings: the silent, unacknowledged, incidental work of being present. In one painting a figure balanced on a boat sitting in a placid river reaches up to tend a net or shroud. In another, three figures go about seemingly innocent yard work although the title, Bury the Body, hints at a grimmer narrative. Modernity is strung between the ubiquitous technology sector and a revived interest in handwork. She Said She Said asks us if, in the future, might “work” be performed only by machines while humans perform “labor” as a form of leisure? Will craftsmanship be valued only for its aesthetic qualities and not for its usefulness?