August 26 – September 12, 2014 | Reception Thursday, Sept. 4 5:30-8:30PM
The Holland Project Gallery is pleased to present new works by local Reno artist Jane Kenoyer. The Cat’s Meow features detailed paintings inspired by Kenoyer’s great grandmother Pearl, a tattooed Vaudevillian gypsy of the 1920s, and explores the effect that Pearl’s life has had on Kenoyer and her perception of the ideal woman. The work reflects both real and imagined memories while also connecting to the stories and oral histories passed down through Kenoyer’s family.
Kenoyer explains, “These are the stories that bind us to one another, that shape us, and ultimately speak to the idea of the human experience. Our personal experiences are quickly displaced by time and the memories that tie us to those events are all that remain. In the end these moments cannot be recreated or replaced, they can only be re-imagined.”
A reception with the artist will be held on Thursday, September 4th, 5:30-8:30pm
The Holland Project Gallery is one of the go-to art spaces in Reno to see young, contemporary artists and their influences both regionally and nationally. The main gallery space, located at 140 Vesta Street, features 1-3 exhibitions a month with gallery hours Tuesday-Friday 3-6PM, or by appointment.