"This theft of function is ironic enough, but there is humor also in applying a skillful, handcrafted element to factory-produced, "readymade" materials. Hoag is interested in the slippery status not only of material objects and their function, but also of assigned meaning."
"Each work is amusingly titled with puns, cleverly referencing the components used to create it ("Socket Toomey" describes its contents; "Party Pooper" includes a plunger), or playinging off an object association derived from the mind of the artist himself."
- Rebecca Rafferty, Art Critic for City Newspaper
photo: Fred SanFilipo