Author Visit: Courtney A. Hogarth
October 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join author, artist, and poet Courtney A. Hogarth for a reading from his book Dewdrop (2016) on Tuesday, October 10 at 5:30pm at Curry Public Library in Gold Beach.
Dewdrop brings together poems, paintings, and drawings composed over the last sixteen years on several continents. The work focuses the creator’s eye both on that inner landscape of the imagination as well as on the outer, corporeal world. In both text and image, Dewdrop explores questions of self, society, and history in an introspective manner, constituting a soliloquy on the creator’s life.
Artist, Poet, Author Biography
Courtney A. Hogarth holds a doctoral degree in Classical Chinese Painting from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China, where he focused on the Language of Classical Chinese Painting, Chinese Calligraphy, and Chinese Philosophy.
Towards the end of last century Hogarth journeyed to China, inspired by a deep and abiding interest in Chinese language, philosophy, and culture. He endeavors to exercise respect for the wisdom and traditions of the people with whom he co-inhabits the earth. It is out of the desire to interpret and share what he feels as an individual that he creates, utilizing visual imagery and the written word. He is a published poet, artist, and award-winning essayist.
His paintings have been exhibited at the China National Art Museum, National Gallery of Jamaica, the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, the Xianghu Art Museum, Hangzhou, and the Olympia and Grosvenor Galleries, in Kingston. He was a specially invited artist for the inaugural exhibition of the Sunshine Museum in Beijing. During the 2008 Beijing Olympics he was also invited to show at the China National Exhibition Centre.
His poems, essays, sketches, and academic writing have been published in Jamaica and overseas via the media, in magazines, catalogues, and journals. He has lectured and presented papers at several conferences in Jamaica, China, Colombia, Japan, and the UK. Hogarth is interested in the human condition, celebration of life, and questioning our journey as a nomadic race in that unending quest to find love and belonging.
His two published volumes are Dewdrop (2016) and Hogarth – In Line and Colour (2019). He currently lectures on Chinese Culture at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.