Mark Hogancamp: Crash Landing!
One Mile Gallery is pleased to announce Crash Landing!, new and old works by Mark Hogancamp.
One Mile Gallery concludes its 2012 season with Crash Landing!, new and old works by Mark Hogancamp. This is the artist’s first exhibition with the gallery. It continues through Saturday, January 5, 2013. Please join us for a reception for the artist: Saturday, December 1st, 2-7pm.
Mark Hogancamp is a photographer who prefers to identify himself as a director, and with good reason. Mark is the creator of Marwencol, a 1/6 scale, WWII-era Belgian village in which he stages and photographs a complex narrative of Nazi intrigue, lesbian melodrama, and Sgt. Rock-style heroics. With his immense cast of dolls, Mark freely intermixes history and fantasy, allowing Kurt Russell to confront Goebbels, time-traveling witches to antagonize Hitler, and Mark himself to battle personal demons.
In 2000, Mark was the victim of an assault outside of a bar that left him with brain damage. Faced with significant memory loss, diminished hand-eye coordination, and crushing anxiety, Mark retreated from the real world into the imaginary one of Marwencol. Inclined to think of the project more as therapy than art, Mark worked for years in obscurity, accumulating thousands of photographs before his unique oeuvre was eventually discovered. A 2010 documentary, Jeff Malmberg’s award-winning Marwencol, earned Mark international attention and a significant new fan base.
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