Exhibits

HOOK AND LADDER DREAMS | John Knight

SERVA POOL GALLERY | DEC. 19, 2019 – JAN. 10, 2020 | OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 6-8PM

The Holland Project is pleased to present the exhibition, Hook and Ladder Dreams by John Knight, in the Serva Pool Gallery. 

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.

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HOOKED | Teen Open Studio Exhibition

HP MAIN GALLERY | DEC. 19, 2019 – JAN. 10, 2020 | OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 6-8PM

Hooked features the work of 24 young artists who took part in the 2019 Teen Open Studio program. Teen Open Studio is a partnership program between the Holland Project and Nevada Museum of Art, which introduces art and design practices to high school students from the region. Over the course of the last four months Teen Open Studio artists met weekly for masterclass styled workshops covering a range of topics including sculpture with artist Kara Savant, screen printing with Hannah Huntley of Laika Press, video art with Chris Lanier, and mural design with Nathaniel Benjamin. Museum curators, Anne Wolfe and JoAnn Northrup also lead wonderful tours of the Jack Malotte and Georgia O’Keefe exhibits at the NMA and gave a rundown of their curatorial process for both exhibits. A huge thank you goes out to all of the artist mentors that lead workshops and worked with Teen Open Studio this year!

Exhibiting artists include: Jessica Aguirre, Abbay Anderson, Kyradela Applebach, Emma Ashley, Cassandra Barton, JB Brown, Briyanna Colon, Kit Di Carlo, Jovegail Doepker, Fia Ewers, Lyn Galindo-Cloud, Zach Hakim, Julie Kirdy, Tessa Ladd, Jesse Lopez, Piper Luckey, Hannah Mills, Ryan E Moore, Sam Ramirez, Jazmin Rios, Araceli Schreinert, Julianne Small, Noah Sneed, Isabella Wolf

Hooked is on view in the Holland Project Main Gallery from Dec. 19, 2019 – Jan. 3, 2020. Join us for the Opening Reception on Thursday, Dec. 19 from 6-8pm! Normal gallery hours are 12-6pm Wed. – Fri. or you can make an appointment by emailing alisha@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.

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