the university of the waves

häsler r. gómez
November 10 – December 4, 2015  |  Opening Reception Friday, Nov. 13, 6-8PM


From Nov. 10 – Dec. 4 the Holland Project Gallery will be home to the conscious and connected work of UNR BFA candidate Häsler R. Gómez in a full-gallery art installation titled “the university of the waves”. 

“the university of the waves” features various objects including a hand-fabricated boat and poems transferred onto wood panels. This work explores the idea of uncertainty, the journey through it, and the accepting embrace. Through symbolism and metaphor, an environment is created where change can occur, where being self-submerged can transform into hope and self-assurance. The installation urges viewers to fight against the fear of uncertainty.

Häsler R. Gómez is a local Reno artist and has been part of the University of Nevada, Reno’s BFA program since 2015. Gómez primarily works in an installation format, exploring the relationship of object, space, and sound. Poetry and literature play a crucial role in his work; language further becomes a point of connection and contemplation.

Join us for the opening reception on Friday, Nov. 13 from 6-8pm. Gómez will give a brief talk about his work starting at 7pm in the Holland Project Gallery.


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.

To see what’s up next in the Holland Gallery, check out our UPCOMING EXHIBITS page.
Interested in what’s been here before? Look through PAST EXHIBIT PHOTOS here and GALLERY ARCHIVES here.