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John Knight Opening Reception

December 19, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Holland Project is pleased to present the exhibition, Hook and Ladder Dreams by John Knight, in the Serva Pool Gallery. Join us for an opening reception on Thursday, Dec. 19 from 6-8pm!

John Knight’s work considers the tension between freedom and confinement as understood in the material and emotional status of the everyday. To articulate this tension through form, Knight reflects on the constant flux between potential experience and architectural limits. Paintings fabricated in the gallery challenge the perception of constructed spaces. Industrial remnants sit staggered on the floor, as if the Serva Pool history as a body shop was out and left in a hurry. A pasted photograph displays tires trapped in a deep puddle to be frozen in the coming winter. Knight’s work results in the stages of what could have been and its collision of what is now is present. Imagine being stranded on the shoulder of a desert highway with two flat tires. In the heart of the motorcycle ethos, where is there to go? Anywhere, but here. 

*A commissioned text by Rebecca Peel will be provided onsite during the opening reception.

John Knight (b. 1986) lives in Montana. He has recently exhibited at Final Hot Desert in Salt Lake City, Private Places and Muscle Beach in Portland, The American Institute of Thoughts and Feelings in Tucson, and Julius Caesar in Chicago. Curatorial projects include: Williamson | Knight, and Cherry and Lucic in Portland, and THE PINK HOUSE (Jan. 19 1995) at Bad Reputation in Los Angeles. 

John’s exhibition, Hook and Ladder Dreams, is on view from Dec. 19 – Jan 10 with an opening reception on Thursday, Dec. 19 from 6-8pm. Regular gallery hours are Wed. – Fri. from 12-6pm or make an appointment by contacting alisha@hollandreno.org or calling 775-448-6500.


December 19, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Serva Pool
140 Vesta St
Reno, NV 89502
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