Ah, the carnival: an electrifying destination full of astonishment! Mark Ogge’s paintings teeter between blurred memories of childhood wonder and sobering realities of adulthood, highlighting supernatural moods that ooze from nights at the circus, carnival, and fairground. Born 1966 in Melbourne, Australia, Ogge paints expressions that shift between intense engagement and amazement, creating works that attract and disturb by depicting thrilling attractions like rollercoasters, haunted houses, and circus tents that disappear into thick fog, seemingly abandoned with no people in sight. Ogge’s paintings appear to have manifested in a deep dream or trance-like state, with thick brushstrokes blotting out refined details like decades-old memories. Whether riding the spinning teacups & rollercoasters, walking around the food stalls, or perusing the mask shop, anyone can discover the erry deja-vu feeling present in these works of art.

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  • Fuilles Vertes

    This piece was about the posture of the person and how it connected to a natural element like green leaves.I elongated the neck to give the figure a bird-like quality and softness. I enjoy letting the watercolor bleed and move on its own and then I go back in to add structure. Shereene Fogenay was born […]

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  • Can’t Help Falling in Love

    A “holy” portrait of being a modern day artist and performer in Las Vegas. Over the course of the nearly 11 minute video loop, Heidi transforms in and out of being Elvis from inside a neon shrine. The sculpture is about identity, performance, transformation and the labor that goes into being an artist.

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