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Painter Laurie Hogin, a guest of the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, will speak at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 19, in Room 101 of Biology Building East.
Hogin teaches in the painting and sculpture program in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Best known for her allegorical paintings of mutant plants and animals in overgrown landscapes, her interests include examining human impulses, desires, and needs, including pleasure, intoxication, addiction, the erotic, totem, violence, greed, grief, and love.
Diorama with Gasoline, Dopamine and Adrenaline, 2010, oil on canvas, 43"x53"
Hogin's artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally for more than 20 years, including museums in Chicago, New Orleans, Cincinnati, Kansas City, New York, Albuquerque, and Los Angeles. She has had more than 25 solo exhibitions and been included in more than 100 group shows. Hogin combines elements from the history of painting, natural history, scientific and retail display, pornography, fashion photography, and other visual conventions, with narrative allegory, often describing political, social, economic, and emotional phenomena.
Her work has been reviewed and reproduced in hundreds of publications, including Art in America, Art Forum, Art News, Harpers, and Arts Magazine, as well as numerous newspapers, exhibition catalogs and materials, online journals, and other media.
For additional information or accommodations, contact the School of Art and Art History, email@example.com, or 319-335-1771. The School of Art and Art History is a unit in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
This event is co-sponsored by Dick Blick Art Materials.