Pop Surrealist artist Laurie Hogin creates beautiful yet bizarre apocalyptic landscapes and allegorical animal portraits saturated in brilliant color and imbued with elaborate narratives reflecting pop culture and the human experience. Hogin’s remarkable skill as a painter is inextricably intertwined with her message for humankind.
Hogin is deeply concerned by the social and political issues in our contemporary culture. Her dazzling yet disturbing narrative allegories portray the disastrous effects of drug abuse, altered food sources, over-consumerism and misguided political and economic forces. Her hope is to evoke empathy towards all creatures and the ecosystems that support them.
“My color palette has acquired the Day-Glo intensity of contemporary media landscapes; I revel in its visuality and vulgar seductiveness as much as cast a critical eye. My animals remain allegories of culture as much as avatars of my own psyche, whose expressions engage with the emotionality of daily fears joys, pleasures, desires and outrages, and whose furs and skins are both tactile and toxic.” Laurie Hogin
Selected Museum Exhibitions
Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA and traveling; Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; Art Institute of Southerm California, Laguna Beach, CA; New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ; Charles A. Wustum Museum of Art, Racine, WI; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinatti, OH; Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, IN; Kemper Museum, Kansas City, MO; California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA; Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; New Museum, New York, NY