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Cogar Gallery

An elegant setting offering art exhibitions.

Named for the late George and Ann Cogar, friends and active supporters of Herkimer College, the Cogar Gallery offers a refreshing change of pace for participants of training programs or meetings and is an elegant setting for receptions, networking, and refreshments. 

The Gallery, located at the entrance of the Hummel Corporate and Professional Education Center, is open to the public free of charge, 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday when Herkimer College is open.

Current Exhibit

Artist Looking Glass Angela Marken

Angela Marken’s Looking Glass exhibit is currently on display in the College’s Cogar Gallery in the Robert McLaughlin College Center. The series explores figurative narrative scenes, portraiture, and landscapes through oil paintings and charcoal drawings that focus on the inner world, contemplation, and our relationship with nature.

“The narrative images and landscapes that I create are based on a combination of experiences and imaginings,” Marken said. “Imagery of dense forests, weaving cloud formations, and vast lakes are prominent throughout my work and are directly influenced by my surroundings growing up in Upstate New York and Upper Peninsula Michigan.”

Marken received her M.F.A. in painting from Laguna College of Art and Design and her B.F.A. from SUNY Potsdam. While she currently lives in upstate New York, Marken often showcases her work in New York and Los Angeles.

Looking Glass will be on display through March 27. Read her full artist’s statement below:

 

Looking Glass explores figurative narrative scenes, portraiture, and landscapes through oil paintings and charcoal drawings that focus on the inner world, contemplation, and our relationship with nature. When creating portraits I find it so engaging to capture an individual’s likeness and convey a human connection. I am fascinated with the idea of glimpsing a person’s inner world in moments of contemplation and the impact of scale on our interpretation of portraiture.

The narrative images and landscapes that I create are based on a combination of experiences and imaginings. Imagery of dense forests, weaving cloud formations, and vast lakes are prominent throughout my work and are directly influenced by my surroundings growing up in Upstate New York and Upper Peninsula Michigan. Small-scale solitary landscapes convey atmosphere and environment through textural brushwork, layered glazes, and a tactile surface quality. Large landscapes featuring figures introduce a narrative component contemplating ideas of our place in the environment and exploration of the unknown.