We are so very excited to have our long time friend and all around amazing artist, Michelle Laxalt, come back home to Reno for an extra special exhibition in the Holland Project Gallery titled Hollow Home. Fresh out of grad school at Georgia State University, Michelle’s newest body of work combines materials such as clay, fabric and hair to create abstract sculptural and textile pieces that serve as reminders of the human body and pay homage to all its glorious complexity, strength and vulnerable fragility.
Hollow Home will be on exhibit May 9th – 26th with an opening reception on Thursday, May 11th from 6-8pm.
New York based artist and film maker, Andrew H. Shirley is bringing his existential fantasy film, Wastedland 2, to Holland from May 11 – 27! Wastedland 2 makes its Reno debut amid a detritus-strewn, site-specific, immersive film installation transforming the Serva Pool space at Holland into a post-apocalyptic three-dimensional graffiti wonderland. Questions of fate and self will collide with graffiti folk lore through wordplay, sculpture, artifacts, and characters – all centered around thematics from the film- created by Shirley, his actors and members of the notorious Brooklyn based 907 graffiti crew. This environment allows the viewer to enter the psychology of the narrative, to identify and ultimately re-define the way one traditionally engages with film and artwork.
Be sure to come out to the opening on May 11th starting at 6pm!!
For a little sneak peek of Wastedland 2 visit the website at www.watedland2.com and check out the film trailer below!
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.