Articles by John Hogan

A bust of George Ellery Hale in Mount Wilson's Solar Tower

Eyes in the Sky

Eyes in the Sky

John P. Hogan previews KNOWLEDGES, a two day art event to be held at LA’s historic Mount Wilson Observatory this June.

Ian Svenonius: A God Among Undergrads

Ian Svenonius: A God Among Undergrads

John Hogan looks at the lasting influence of writer and rock musician Ian Svenonius, a prominent member of the bands The Make Up and Nation of Ulysses.

Yelling Fire in the Hall of Presidents

Yelling Fire in the Hall of Presidents

John P. Hogan considers Utah artist Jon McNaughton’s controversial print “The Forgotten Man” in the context of history painting and politically-charged contemporary artworks.

"Just 3 Boyz" from "Funny or Die Presents".  From Left to Right: Tim Heidecker, Zach Galifiniakis, Eric Wareheim

Just Us Boyz

Just Us Boyz

John P. Hogan looks back at Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley’s seminal video “Family Tyranny/Cultural Soup” through the lens of internet comedy duo Tim and Eric.

A cartoon from "Don't Get Taught Art This Way! As So Many People Do" by Theodore L. Shaw, Stuart Publications, 1967

Pervasive Desperation and Precious Rubbish

Pervasive Desperation and Precious Rubbish

Reflecting on the problem of artistic labor and exploitation, John Hogan looks back at the funny and caustic 1960s-era cartoons of Theodore L. Shaw.

John P. Hogan performing with Ponce de Leon at Machine Project

Spewey and Me

Spewey and Me

The 1990s cult television sitcom “Get A Life” provides guest blogger John P. Hogan with an unlikely means of understanding the works of Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley.