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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