No Vacancy 

HP SERVA POOL | FEB. 23, 2021 – MAR. 20, 2021 | 

The Holland Project Gallery is proud to present No Vacancy, a solo exhibition of new works by Reno-based artist, Mike Burke.

As a Reno native, Mike Burke has viewed neon signs as part of Reno’s local heritage. Throughout the growth of the city, many of these landmarks have disappeared along with their history. Although the removal of this art is sad from an aesthetic level, the removal of the people that once lived in these locations is what is most devastating. Over the past year, we have all experienced unprecedented hardships due to this current pandemic, but nothing like being unsheltered. As rent prices continue to rise, more people are finding it hard to make enough to survive and need a little extra support. Thankfully our community is filled with folks establishing mutual aid networks that want to help and make things better for the less fortunate.

In his No Vacancy work, Mike Burke commemorates the disappearing neon signs to remind people of a period in time which made Reno what it is. Building on fond memories of Reno’s growth and change, but also reminding viewers that we can do better as many are being pushed out due to these rapid changes.

No Vacancy will be on view from Feb. 23, 2021 – Mar. 20, 2021, appointments can be made by contacting alberto@hollandreno.org or calling 775-448-6500.


To see what came before in the Holland Project Galleries, check out our ARCHIVE.

To find out what’s up next, check out UPCOMING EXHIBITS.