"The Art of Photography: Through the Eyes of Earl J. Hooks"
Exhibit dates: June 16 – July 29, 2023
ARTfactory, 9419 Battle St, Manassas, VA 20110
Artist Panel Discussion: July 15, 2 pm – 4 pm (Doors open at 1:30 pm)
Please note: RSVP is not required, but recommended (see “Register” button at the bottom).
The ARTfactory celebrates the life, and photography of nationally renowned artist, Earl J. Hooks (1927-2005). For the first time, The Art of Photography: Through the Eyes of Earl J. Hooks brings together fifty photographs spanning over sixty years of the artist’s oeuvre. Well known in the second half of the 20th century for his sculpture and ceramics, The Art of Photography recontextualizes Hooks’ legacy through careful pairings of photographs and three dimensional works. Elevating the artist’s nuanced interest in color, shape, texture, depth, and space, The Art of Photography builds visual connections that redefine Hooks’ studio practice. The ARTfactory is pleased to announce this retrospective is co-curated by Manassas resident, Earl Hooks Jr.
Earl J. Hooks’ photography is accompanied by QR codes linking his photography to rarely seen film footage by the artist. These QR codes are courtesy of the artist’s family.
The exhibition will also address the artist’s history with the local and national chapters of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The exhibition reception is sponsored by longtime supporters of the ARTfactory, the Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Artist Panel Discussion
To coincide with the Earl J. Hooks exhibition, ARTfactory is hosting an Artist Panel Discussion on Saturday, July 15, 2 pm to 4 pm. The topics of this panel discussion concentrate on Hooks as an artist, photographer, educator, and his lasting impact on the art world. Of particular interest is Hooks’ personal and professional relationships with the artists on the panel. This event includes artists William M. Duffy, Ed Hamilton, John Simmons, as well as scholars Melanee Harvey and Halima Taha.