Weekend Showcase: Hopkins Center for the Arts Presents ‘Soul Patch’ by Ken Herren
Hopkins Center for the Arts has 15 paintings on display by artist Ken Herren in an exhibit called “Soul Patch.” You can see the show by watching through the windows or watching a video presentation on the website.
“We are not currently open to the public, but they can view the full show through a video presentation on our website. Additionally there is a still image gallery with the information on each piece,” said Jim Clark, visual arts manager at Hopkins Center for the Arts.
Big, bold and colorful
“The concept that drives his work is the idea of social media curation of our identity,” said Clark. “I really enjoy the works for their rich hue. Their rich color. He describes it as ‘riotous’ and I couldn’t describe it better.”
There is an exterior veneer partially scraped away revealing layers beneath. The textural is unusual. Herren adds pumice, a volcanic rock, to his paint so it gives the artwork a wonderful surface.
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