has been pushing the Detroit art envelope since the late 1990s, when he was a student at the College for Creative Studies. Many of us got our first look at his work in 2001, when he collaborated with Clinton Snider on Relics, for a show called Artists Take On Detroit: Projects for the Tricentennial
, at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
The stunning piece was an installation of found objects that the two artists scavenged from buildings and empty spaces in the city. Hocking exhibited pieces of the installation in Windsor, contributed impressively to the Shrinking Cities
exhibition in Berlin and has shown his work in various places in and out of the region.
His photos and and installation projects are stunning, and should not be missed when the opportunity presents. Like beginning this Saturday, Jan. 16 at Susanne Hilberry Gallery
(700 Livernois Avenue, Ferndale). The opening reception is 6-8 p.m. and the show is up until Feb. 27.