On Returning

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 On Returning – A collaborative art project by Jeff Hogue (Painter/www.jeffhogueart.com) and Mark Kuykendall (thenewhoneyshade.com)

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ARTIST STATEMENTS:

 “The future must enter you a long time before it happens.” – Unknown

 “My friend and collaborator, Mark Kuykendall is a gifted artist. He comes from a long line of talented ancestors. One of these is his late great uncle, Elmer Stoops. Mark and I have studied the approximately 11 hours of 8mm film of his legacy for a couple years now. These films at a glance are of the home movie ilk, however upon closer scrutiny, one realizes that these films are the work of a highly intelligent, sensitive and thoughtful man.

Beginning with grainy black and white footage from the late 40’s and proceeding through the early 60’s, Elmer’s films show the span of his daughter Linda’s life from infant to young woman. Elmer used a lot of subtle devices and showed considerable thought in terms of the set up of many of these shots. Footage from major National Parks, footage from events with the family at large and highly personal moments shot in and around the Stoops home, his work has a certain luster, depth and clarity that are the marks of a natural filmmaker.

Kuykendall has used these films as fodder for a number of videos, which he’s employed in collaboration with music artists all over the world. Their strange idiosyncratic color, noise and atmosphere lend themselves well to the many, (primarily) ambient records and songs Mark has used them in.

Mark and his wife Lindsey and I have collaborated on a number of projects now. I’ve come to appreciate their considerable and varied abilities and have been fortunate to get to work on an album of my songs with both of them. In the world of the stage, there’s have a term for some actors which is “triple threat” denoting people who can act, sing and dance. These two are perhaps “poly-threats.” I’m often humbled and amazed by the breadth of their interests, understandings and technical abilities.

For years I’ve been interested in collaboration and community. I believe these two words are steadily working themselves into the arts and in coming decades will more and more be the preferred modus operandi for artists. Mark is a great collaborator. He brings a truckload of abilities and tools to projects.

In On Returning, we are working with Elmer’s footage as a stepping off point. We’ve spent innumerable hours looking at hundreds of stills from these films, pondering, digitally manipulating and working with them. In this show of mixed media collages, paintings, music and video we are making some attempt to reenter these spaces.” – Jeff Hogue

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“In the show “On Returning” I have teamed up with the talented painter and friend Jeff Hogue, who captures in his paintings the beautiful still frame moments from my great Uncle Elmer Stoops 8mm and 16mm films he shot throughout his life time. The films take us back through a time seemingly forgotten, that tugs at the Americana roots in us all. The show is an attempt to pay homage to his films and to softly revisit the collective buried moments of all of our families fleeting histories.” – Mark Kuykendall

 

 

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The Watchers, 2015 Oil on canvas 20 in x 26 in 1600 | Jeff Hogue

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The Watchers, 2015 Oil on canvas 20 in x 26 in 1600 | detail | Jeff Hogue

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Inner Planets, 2015 Mix media collage, fabric, antique photos on paper box 8 in x 10 in 150 | Mark Kuykendall

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Inner Planets, 2015 Mix media collage, fabric, antique photos on paper box 8 in x 10 in 150 | detail | Mark Kuykendall

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Gun Girl 2, 2015 Oil on collage on board  11 in x 14 in 500 | Jeff Hogue

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Gun Girl 2, 2015 Oil on collage on board  11 in x 14 in 500 | detail | Jeff Hogue

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Twin Falls, 2015 Mix media collage, beeswax on paper box 8 in x 10 in 150 | Mark Kuykendall

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Twin Falls, 2015 Mix media collage, beeswax on paper box 8 in x 10 in 150 | detail | Mark Kuykendall

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Idyll, 2015 Antique photography on paper box 8 in x 10 in 100 | Mark Kuykendall

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Idyll, 2015 Antique photography on paper box 8 in x 10 in 100 | detail | Mark Kuykendall

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Uncle Elmer and the Fish, 2015 unique print, shellac, bees wax, oil and collage 11 in x 14 in 500 | Jeff Hogue

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Uncle Elmer and the Fish, 2015 unique print, shellac, bees wax, oil and collage 11 in x 14 in 500 | detail | Jeff Hogue

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Blue Dress, 2015 unique print, shellac, bees wax, oil and collage on board 11 in x 14 in 500 | Jeff Hogue

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Blue Dress, 2015 unique print, shellac, bees wax, oil and collage on board 11 in x 14 in 500 | detail | Jeff Hogue

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Runner, 2015 unique print, shellac, bees wax, oil and collage on board 11 in x 14 in 500 | Jeff Hogue

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Runner, 2015 unique print, shellac, bees wax, oil and collage on board 11 in x 14 in 500 | detail | Jeff Hogue

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Runner II, 2015 unique print, shellac, bees wax, oil and collage on board 11 in x 14 in 500 | Jeff Hogue

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Runner, 2015 unique print, shellac, bees wax, oil and collage on board 11 in x 14 in 500 | detail | Jeff Hogue

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11:58, 2015 unique print, shellac, bees wax, oil and collage on board 11 in x 14 in 500 | Jeff Hogue

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11:58, 2015 unique print, shellac, bees wax, oil and collage on board 11 in x 14 in 500 | detail | Jeff Hogue

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On Becoming, 2015 Oil on canvas 24 in x 28 in 2000 | Jeff Hogue

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On Becoming, 2015 Oil on canvas 24 in x 28 in 2000 | detail | Jeff Hogue

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Mr. Majestic, 2015 Oil on canvas  48 in  x 60 in  5000 | Jeff Hogue

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Mr. Majestic, 2015 Oil on canvas  48 in  x 60 in  5000 | detail | Jeff Hogue

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The Visitors, 2015 Oil on canvas 30 in x 40 in  3000 | Jeff Hogue

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The Visitors, 2015 Oil on canvas 30 in x 40 in  3000 | detail | Jeff Hogue

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The Lawn, 2015 Oil on canvas  40 in x 48 in  4000 | Jeff Hogue

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The Lawn, 2015 Oil on canvas  40 in x 48 in  4000 | detail | Jeff Hogue

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The Lawn, 2015 Oil on canvas  40 in x 48 in  4000 | detail | Jeff Hogue

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The Arcadian Travellers, 2015 Antique photograph, shellac, oil and collage on board 11 in x 14 in 500 | Mark Kuykendall

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The Arcadian Travellers, 2015 Antique photograph, shellac, oil and collage on board 11 in x 14 in 500 | detail | Mark Kuykendall

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For Old Age Assistance, 2015 Mix media collage, shellac, bees wax, Oklahoma sales tax tokens, World War II Food Rations Booklet and collage on board 8 in x 8 in 350 | Mark Kuykendall

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For Old Age Assistance, 2015 Mix media collage, shellac, bees wax, Oklahoma sales tax tokens, World War II Food Rations Booklet and collage on board 8 in x 8 in 350 | detail | Mark Kuykendall

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Iris Veiled, 2015 Antique photograph, shellac, bees wax, cheesecloth and collage on board 10 in x 10 in 450 | Mark Kuykendall

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Iris Veiled, 2015 Antique photograph, shellac, bees wax, cheesecloth and collage on board 10 in x 10 in 450 | detail | Mark Kuykendall

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Empathy, 2015 Antique photograph collage 11 in x 14 in 175 | Mark Kuykendall

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Empathy, 2015 Antique photograph collage 11 in x 14 in 175 | detail | Mark Kuykendall

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Indigo, 2015 Calligraphy ink on antique photograph 8 in x 10 in 200 | Mark Kuykendall

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Indigo, 2015 Calligraphy ink on antique photograph 8 in x 10 in 200 | detail | Mark Kuykendall

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What Can There Be But Silence?, 2015 Mix media collage on hard back book cover, gouache, antique photographs  23 in x 23 in 475 | Mark Kuykendall

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What Can There Be But Silence?, 2015 Mix media collage on hard back book cover, gouache, antique photographs  23 in x 23 in 475 | detail | Mark Kuykendall

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The Memory Makers II, 2015 Antique photograph collage, bees wax on board 6 in x 6 in 200 | Mark Kuykendall

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The Memory Makers II, 2015 Antique photograph collage, bees wax on board 6 in x 6 in 200 | detail | Mark Kuykendall

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Triad (Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding), 2015 Antique photograph collage on board 6 in x 6 in 150 | Mark Kuykendall

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Triad (Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding), 2015 Antique photograph collage on board 6 in x 6 in 150 | detail | Mark Kuykendall

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 Honey’s Combo, 2015 Mix media collage, antique photographs, collaboration with Michael Tunk 28.5 in x 20.5 in 650 | Mark Kuykendall

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Honey’s Combo, 2015 Mix media collage, antique photographs, collaboration with Michael Tunk 28.5 in x 20.5 in 650 | detail | Mark Kuykendall

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Honey’s Combo, 2015 Mix media collage, antique photographs, collaboration with Michael Tunk 28.5 in x 20.5 in 650 | detail | Mark Kuykendall

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Honey’s Combo, 2015 Mix media collage, antique photographs, collaboration with Michael Tunk 28.5 in x 20.5 in | B&W | Mark Kuykendall

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Spare 59, 2015 Mix media collage, torn antique photograph, World War II food ration stamps on board, collaboration with Michael Tunk 6 in x 6 in 300 | Mark Kuykendall

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Spare 59, 2015 Mix media collage, torn antique photograph, World War II food ration stamps on board, collaboration with Michael Tunk 6 in x 6 in 300 | detail | Mark Kuykendall

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fadelessness, 2015 Mix media collage, antique photograph, antique negative on board 6 in x 6 in 300 | Mark Kuykendall

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fadelessness, 2015 Mix media collage, antique photograph, antique negative on board 6 in x 6 in 300 | detail | Mark Kuykendall

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The Memory Makers, 2015 Mix media collage on blue foam board, ekatachrome film slides, 16mm film, antique photographs  24 in x 20 in 500 | Mark Kuykendall

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The Memory Makers, 2015 Mix media collage on blue foam board, ekatachrome film slides, 16mm film, antique photographs  24 in x 20 in 500 | detail | Mark Kuykendall

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The Memory Makers, 2015 Mix media collage on blue foam board, ekatachrome film slides, 16mm film, antique photographs  24 in x 20 in 500 | detail | Mark Kuykendall

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The Memory Makers, 2015 Mix media collage on blue foam board, ekatachrome film slides, 16mm film, antique photographs  24 in x 20 in 500 | detail | Mark Kuykendall

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Rockets, 2015 Mix media collage, photo transfer, shellac, acrylic on board 6 in x 6 in 150 | Mark Kuykendall

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Rockets, 2015 Mix media collage, photo transfer, shellac, acrylic on board 6 in x 6 in 150 | detail | Mark Kuykendall

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Prophetic, 2015 Oil on collage on board, cicada wings, antique photograph  6 in x 6 in 350 | Mark Kuykendall

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Prophetic, 2015 Oil on collage on board, cicada wings, antique photograph  6 in x 6 in 350 | detail | Mark Kuykendall

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Awakening, 2015 unique print, shellac, bees wax, and collage 11 in x 14 in 350 | Mark Kuykendall

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Awakening, 2015 unique print, shellac, bees wax, and collage 11 in x 14 in 350 | detail | Mark Kuykendall

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Old Ancestral Homestead Shattered With The Faces Of My Childhood, 2015 Mix media collage, acrylic on antique photo booklet  20.5 in x 28.5 in 700 | Mark Kuykendall

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Old Ancestral Homestead Shattered With The Faces Of My Childhood, 2015 Mix media collage, acrylic on antique photo booklet  20.5 in x 28.5 in 700 | detail | Mark Kuykendall

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School Days, 2015 Mix media collage on board, charcoal, acrylic, bleach, letter, newspaper clipping, antique photographs, wasp nest  11 in x 14 in 450 | Mark Kuykendall

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School Days, 2015 Mix media collage on board, charcoal, acrylic, bleach, letter, newspaper clipping, antique photographs, wasp nest  11 in x 14 in 450 | detail | Mark Kuykendall

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On Returning, 1st install at Chimera Coffeehouse, Tulsa OK  May 2015

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More digital 8mm film still frames from the project:

 

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Contact:

Jeff Hogue – jeff@jeffhogueart.com

Mark Kuykendall – UnknownToneRecords@gmail.com

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