WATER: PICTURES, WORDS & BOXES
STARMAPS & OTHER STORIES
October 20th – November 7th | Opening Reception Thursday, Oct. 23rd 6:00-8:00 PM
From October 20th – November 7th the Holland Project Gallery will host two new exhibitions showcasing comic based work by local artists A.L. Kaplan and Jake Nawbuntat.
Kaplan is a graphic designer and illustrator who likes to bike and create comics. This exhibit showcases the first chapter of Kaplan’s on-going science fiction webcomic, Water, in a format very different from its native, online presence. Although the pages start out drawn with ink on paper, the online comic is set with flat colors in a limited palate and read in a seamless, vertical stream. Kaplan offers with this exhibit a new reading of the same material by separating panel from page and separating pages from uniformity.
Living vicariously through lines on paper, Nawbuntat sets out to wander from the darkest basement to the most distant planets. His work is a way for him to explore visceral violence, and understand the things that cause discomfort or fear, as well as try to cause the same feelings of excitement, triumph and satisfaction he felt when reading comics as a kid. Most of Nawbuntat’s work is inspired By Manga, Fist of the North Star, Berzerk, One Piece and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure stand at the peak of his influences. “I was always inspired by the pure speed and excruciatingly obsessive detail put into each and every page, and didn’t falter for hundreds of chapters. Each night I pray to these artists, as well as Mobius and Daniel Clowes.”
Check out the Opening Reception and meet the artists on Thursday, Oct. 23rd from 6-8pm
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.