Laurie Hogin's strange animal paintings

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I'm enchanted by the curious menageries painted by Laurie Hogin. According to her gallery page, the "allegorical canvases of faulty fauna, mutant fruit and brand-loyal monkeys suggest the lavishness and opulent detail of the 17th through 19th century European traditions to which they refer, but these painterly flourishes and delicate details belie subversive cultural critique." Seen above, "Diorama with Endless Desires" (oil on canvas, 48" x 60"). I celebrate the beasts' strange and subversive mutations. Laurie Hogin at Littlejohn Contemporary Gallery (Thanks, Kirsten Anderson!)