Sequential Art Gallery reopens for 2015 with “NIGHTMERRIMENT: SNAPSHOT”, a new soft-sculpture installation by M.R. Hopkins. The exhibit opens First Thursday, MARCH 5th with an opening reception from 6pm to 10pm.
According to Hopkins, the monsters of NIGHTMERRIMENT: SHAPSHOT represent our fears, and act as our defenders. They warn that something is watching you, something is wrong, and to not look under the bed for fear of what lurks beneath. Each of Hopkins pieces in this series provides a snapshot into the life of one of his Nightmerriment creatures, giving the view a glimpse as to who they are, what they’re doing or what they’re feeling.
Portland-based Hopkins is a storyteller and world-builder. His imagination is filled with images of various creatures and places, and immediately begins to piece together the fragmented pictures in his head, all the while asking “What is this? Why is it here? What is it doing?” His search for meaning allows him to bridge the image to one another, until the details that make up the lives of his monstrous menagerie fall into place.
Hopkins has a Bachelor of Arts in theatre, with a preference for working behind the scenes to acting. His prop-work for theatre, film, and television productions include “Star Trek Into Darkness”, “Robocop” (2014), “Portlandia” (Season 3), “Grimm” (Seasons 1 & 2), and the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Opening Ceremonies. He also created education puppet programs for Sesame Street Workshop.
“NIGHTMERRIMENT: SNAPSHOT” will be on display throughout the month of March, with gallery hours on Mondays from 2pm-6pm, Saturdays from 11am-5pm, and by appointment. The exhibit will close at the end of business on Monday, March 30th.