Exhibits

ODDITIES | Charis Lillene Fleshner + Krusty Wheatfield

HP MAIN GALLERY + SERVA POOL | JUNE 27 – JULY 26, 2019 | OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 6-8PM

In Oddities, the fringes of one moment make the center of another. Krusty Wheatfield’s raucous cartoon scenes of social symbology will collide with Charis Lillene Fleshner’s soft sculpture shapes to suggest alternate dimensions where time moves sideways, colors defy borders, and the concrete and predictable melts into playful possibility. Charis invites viewers to interact with the soft sculptures, breaking down the idea that art should be seen but not touched, while Wheatfield ignites a colorful desire for free-wheeling folly. Both artists invite you to step (or dance) into the whimsical, wacky worlds of their imaginations.

Charis Lillene Fleshner is a Colorado based artist. Her studio practice has evolved to center around soft sculpture, craftivism, and installation work. Charis recently earned her MFA from the University of New Mexico and currently funds her obsession with fabric through being a 7th and 8th grade art teacher in beautiful northern Colorado. Her website is charismakesart.com.

Krusty Wheatfield makes work with and for people with wild and weird stories to tell. UC Berkeley alum and possessor of a masters in text and image research from the Ecole Européenne Supérieure de l’Image, she draws lots of sneaky dogs and has a hard time keeping a straight face. Her most recent projects include an ongoing comic biography of San Francisco’s local punk historian V Vale, drawing editorial comics and art for the newsletter of yearly floating nerd convention “JoCoCruise”, organizing the live music and fashion extravaganza FILF, and flailing around as part of Oakland experimental pop group Dingbat Superminx. You can check out more of Krusty’s works at krustywheatfield.com.

Join us at the Opening Reception Thursday, June 27th from 6-8pmOddities will be on view in the Main Gallery at the Holland Project through July 26th, 2019. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 12-6pm or contact alisha@hollandreno.org to make an appointment outside gallery hours.

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SIMILAR FEELING | Marisa Malone

HP MAIN GALLERY + SERVA POOL | JUNE 27 – JULY 26, 2019 | OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 6-8PM

Similar Feeling considers aloneness, social connection and vulnerability. The mediums used are reflective of the tensions within these emotional states—string and handmade paper being simultaneously strong and delicate—and looks at how lines and shape create connection while also defining space and boundaries.

Marisa Malone is an artist and writer born in Reno, NV and has made many homes in Washington, Oakland, and New York. She is interested in cultural constructs of femininity, the female figure, who we are and what we do when we are alone, embodiment, and process based work.

Similar Feeling is on view in the HP Hallway Gallery June 27 – July 26, 2019 with an Opening Reception on Thursday, June 27th from 6-8pm.

 

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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.