Exhibits

FANTASIES OF TRIUMPH | Kristin Hough

HP MAIN GALLERY | JAN. 10 – FEB. 14, 2020 | OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JAN. 10, 5-7PM

Kristin Hough uses the expanded field of painting to explore how capital exploits consumers’ search for meaning and purpose, with a focus on reality TV. She replicates moments from promotional videos for survival-based reality shows, revealing digital media’s commodification of nature and spirituality in an effort to emotionally manipulate the viewer. The text pulled from television is echoed in words transcribed from self-help catalogs and religious advertisements, which are hung from ceilings and walls like political banners. Together, the work surrounds the viewer, reflecting its ubiquitous and seductive subject matter. Offsetting that work are visions of the sublime, symbols of nature that are often collected and photographed in a gendered and precious way (fish and butterflies, waterfalls, rainbows). This visual amalgam is rendered in paint and then replicated again into souvenir objects – trophies, trinkets, guides to paradise and beyond.

Kristin Hough is an artist, educator and curator, recently based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. She received her BA from Wesleyan University in English and Studio Art and her MFA from UC Davis, where she was awarded the Provost and Margrit Mondavi Fellowships. Her work has been exhibited nationally and has been featured in New American PaintingsFriend of the Artist and Hyperallergic. In addition, she’s been an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center and the ECF Downtown Art Center in Los Angeles, and recently released a book with National Monument Press. She co-founded an artist-run project space, Outback Arthouse, and has co-curated exhibitions throughout Los Angeles, as well as at Carnation Contemporary in Portland, Oregon. More of her work can be seen at www.kristinhough.com.

Join us for an opening reception with the artist on Friday, Jan. 10th from 5-7pm! Fantasies of Triumph is on view in the Main Gallery at the Holland Project Jan. 10th – Feb. 14th, 2020. Gallery hours are 12-6pm Wed. – Fri. or by appointment by emailing alberto@hollandreno.org or calling 774-448-6500.

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EARL WOOSTER IB VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION | Wooster High School

SERVA POOL GALLERY | JAN. 15 – 17, 2020 | CLOSING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JAN. 17, 5-7PM

We’re excited for this annual showcase of works created by the talented students in the Wooster IB Visual Arts Program. These students have been hard at work over the last year creating work in a range of different mediums and building up their portfolios in preparation for their exhibition.

The Wooster IB Visual Arts exhibition is on view in the Serva Pool Gallery at the Holland Project for a short run from Jan. 15th – 17th. Come out to the closing reception on Friday, January 17th to see the art and help us celebrate the students’ hard work and all they’ve accomplished! Gallery hours are 12-6pm, Wednesday – Friday or by appointment by contacting alberto@hollandreno.org or calling 775-448-6500.

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GRAVEYARD  | Summer Orr

SERVA POOL GALLERY | JAN. 22 – FEB. 14, 2020 | RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JAN. 24, 5-7PM

In this multimedia body of work from local artist Summer Orr, viewers will have the ability to quite literally cast light upon ceramic sculptures, found objects, and visual elements in a personal, simulated night-time desert environment, where shadows ominously flicker and warp one’s perception of reality. Both contemporary sculpture and installation-based work are mediums that have the potential to form an intimate connection between the artist’s experience and that of the viewer. This is Orr’s first venture into large, site-specific work with an aim to spark dialogue about the current environmental and social issues at hand. In this case, Graveyard seeks to open up a platform to examine humanity’s grave effect on nature and the earth – our mutual eternal resting place.

Summer Ester Orr is an emerging multidisciplinary artist based out of Reno, Nevada. Her work often utilizes illustration, sculpture, printmaking, textiles, and tattooing to engage with a range of themes that relate to personal experience with a human/animal narrative. Largely self-taught, Summer is active in the DIY community and frequently organizes workshops and classes to further arts education in Reno outside of academia. In 2019 she completed a four-week artist residency at Epicenter in Green River, UT and continues to make work out of the Wedge Ceramic studio, Laika Press and Twofold Tattoo. You can see more of Summer’s work at waxmothco.com.

Graveyard is on view in the Serva Pool Gallery at the Holland Project from Jan. 22nd – Feb. 14th. Come out to the reception with the artist on Friday, January 24th. Gallery hours are 12-6pm, Wednesday – Friday or by appointment by contacting alberto@hollandreno.org or calling 775-448-6500.

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The HP Main Gallery, Hallway Gallery and Serva Pool Gallery are all located at the Holland Project at 140 Vesta St., Reno, NV. Gallery hours are 12-6pm Wed – Fri and every last Saturday of an exhibition. Appointments can be made with Alisha by emailing alisha@hollandreno.org or calling 775-448-6500.

To see what came before in the Holland Project Galleries, check out PAST EXHIBITS.

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