We are super excited to host two awesome new exhibitions in the Holland Project Gallery from April 21st – May 9th! Be sure to join us for a closing reception on Saturday, May 9th from 6-8pm!!
In the main gallery space we have Visible Wasting featuring the work of J. Gallego, Jon Kortland and FEEDING.Visible wasting refers to the medical terminology of aging and the visible loss of muscle and strength. In this context, Gallego and Kortland are communicating a fantasy based destruction of the self and/or surroundings. Past the destruction lies self empowerment, reawakenings but also sometimes nothing.
Gallego is a Seattle based artist working in photo, video and musical mediums. His work is influenced by human inner personal transformation through struggle and development, as well as minimal surrealisms of common life.
Kortland is a former Reno artist, musician (Iron Lung, GOB) and co-founder of Iron Lung Records living and working in San Francisco. He graduated from the University of Nevada Reno with a Bachelor of Arts degree specializing in painting under the mentorship of Michael Sarich. Early exhibitions of his work were censored by the university administration and sparked a discussion on free speech that gained national recognition when featured on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
In recent years, Kortland has been collaborating with artist, Nic Schmidt for a project called FEEDING. The two have created a graphic style utilizing illustration, collage, and printmaking to accomplish a singular vision. This work has graced posters, zines, and record covers for Iron Lung, Pig Heart Transplant, Criminal Code and Reno’s own Elephant Rifle, to name just a few.
In the hallway space is Natalie Woodlock’s exhibition In Twin Peaks featuring 9 large-scale silkscreen prints bursting with nostalgic color pallets and playful kitsch imagery that pays loving homage to David Linch’s hit TV series from the early ’90s. Each individual print is a special tribute to the characters and scenes that have made the TV series a cult classic and pop culture phenomenon.
Woodlock is an Australian artist currently based in New Orleans. She graduated from Melbourne’s Victorian College of the Arts in 2003. Her art practice encompasses stop motion animation, printmaking, archiving and collecting and installation and her work explores themes of memory, personal connection to place, fan art and fiction, and the intersections between old and new medias and mediums.
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.