I don’t know why it took me so long to find out about Maryanna Hoggatt, but I’m glad I did! I mean, just look at this show postcard… it was love at first sight! Her upcoming solo show “The Armies Gather” opens at Hellion Gallery in Portland on Thursday, August 7 (6-9pm).
Wooden swords, flowing banners, elaborate costumes and dapper hats decorate handsome beasts of all species as they quietly stand at attention, waiting for a battle to begin.
Animal Battle is a visualization of our internal struggle to bring ideas and dreams to life against our most powerful enemies: Fear and Doubt. The Eyes + Hands army symbolizes our physical self, while Hearts + Stars represents the mental: passion, courage, & imagination. Together they lead Ideas out of our subconscious and protect them on a journey through our mind into Reality.
Featuring her first sculptures, “Animal Battle: The Armies Gather” further explores Hoggatt’s ongoing series with eleven new works of fantastical creation. With a variety of species ranging from Raccoons to Narwhals to Red Pandas, “The Armies Gather” is an introduction to the colorful characters that inhabit the world of Animal Battle.
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The odd creations of Japanese artist Dehara Yukinori may not seem cute to everyone, but they’re cute to me. I like a dose of weird with cute. That’s why I get excited every time he has an exhibition at GR2. On Saturday, August 2, he will return to GR2 for his new solo exhibition “Tiny Little Objects.”
Japanese artist Dehara Yukinori’s latest work strays from his past of creating boxed original sculptures. His latest entry into the figure world is minuscule versions of his art pieces. In what we’d call a smart move to do something completely different from the years of sculpting paper clay and then packaged to appear like a toy figure, these pieces will have its freedom and at the same time be intimate. You’ll have to move in closer to see his objects.
On Sunday, August 3, Dehara will combine forces with illustration legend Terada Katsuya in a live demo featuring Japanese Yokai. Don’t miss this one!!
While curating Summerland Movie Club, I did not have any influence over the movies the artists chose. I wanted the artists to be free to choose whatever they wished. So, I’m especially happy that Vanessa Ramirez paid tribute to “Moonrise Kingdom” with her mixed media piece. So gorgeous!!
This 3d tribute to “Say Anything” is a collaboration by Goreilla + Moemoe, a husband and wife art dream team in Southern California. I’m hoping that someone out there can help get John Cusack to notice this piece!
Both of these pieces are on view at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland through August 24. Check out all of the available pieces online.
Studio Ghibli fans need to check out these two amazing pieces at Summerland Movie Club! Kevin Stanton‘s tribute Kiki’s Delivery Service combines two of my favorite things: Studio Ghibli and food! The framed print has sold, but a few unframed prints are still available.
Cameron Garland‘s paper cut tribute Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is just stunning, and you really need to see all the intricate details in person. This original art piece is still available at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland through August 24.
Summerland Movie Club is now at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland through August 24, and you can also check out the show online! Kristen Lau created three pieces for the show, and her tribute to How to Train Your Dragon 2 is one of two remaining pieces.
Ryan Shaw’s watercolor tribute to Alien is really fantastic! As someone commented on Instagram, “Giger would be proud.”
If you loved The Last Unicorn, you’ll love this painting by Rhodora Jacob. There are a lot of great pieces that are still available!
Did you miss the opening of Summerland Movie Club last weekend? Visit Leanna Lin’s Facebook page for event photos.
Summerland Movie Club artwork is now available online. The show will be at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland through August 24, 2014.
Artwork from Summerland Movie Club is now available online! We had a lot of fun at the opening reception, and I want to thank everyone who showed their support!! Opening event photos will be posted soon.
Summerland Movie Club will be at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland through August 24, 2014. All of the pieces are really amazing and I encourage you to check it out in person!