The exhibit, presented by Wilson’s Department of Fine Arts and Dance, will continue through Oct. 14 in the Bogigian Gallery, which is located on the second floor of Lortz Hall.
Hochendoner’s work is inspired by visions near and far. Her travels have taken her to Europe, Asia and Mexico, where her thought has been informed by the realization that commonplace items can appear strange and new when seen through fresh eyes.
Hochendoner studied under legendary Harrisburg artist Maya Schock, who introduced her to the Color Field painters. Her current work has what she calls a “dreamy ambiguity, which dances with classic formality.” She says she likes to develop imagery that “appears suggesting the reality of emptiness and the illusion of form.”
Hochendoner has exhibited extensively since the 1970s. Most of her shows have been in the Mid-Atlantic, concentrating in the Harrisburg area; however, she has exhibited as far south as Florida. She has won numerous awards including a top prize for drawing at the Pennsylvania Academy, a Grand Award for Visual Arts from the Pennsylvania Women in the Arts, and a Mayor’s Award for Distinguished Public Service for the city of Harrisburg. Her work is also held in public and private collections across Pennsylvania.
Bogigian Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. For additional information or appointment, contact Philip Lindsey at 717-264-4141, Ext. 3305.