_ E _ _ _ _ | Paolo Mentasti

HOLLAND PROJECT GALLERY | AUGUST 18, 2021 – SEPTEMBER 24, 2021 | Reception Aug. 18, 2021 6-8 PM

The sculptures in Mentasti’s exhibition are the hybrids of wild plants in Nevada and the fences and barbed wire that settlers of the North American landscape have been cultivating since the nineteenth century. Just as we have turned to mimic nature to accomplish engineering feats such as velcro and the speed train, someday nature will turn to our time-tested forms for survival and inspiration.

Paolo Mentasti was born and raised on a plane flying between Sao Paulo, Bogota, and Mexico City. He received his BFA from The Cooper Union in 2020. He lives in Philadelphia, where he is a candidate for a Sculpture MFA at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University.

He was awarded the Martin Rothenberg Travel Fellowship in 2019 to travel to Chennai, India, and research the ice trade and water scarcity. In 2020, he received the Elliot Lash Memorial Prize for excellence in sculpture. His art practice involves drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography, performance, and installation.

_ E _ _ _ _ will be on view from August 18, 2021 – September 24, 2021, Tues-Fri 12-6 PM or by appt. Appointments can be made by contacting alberto@hollandreno.org or calling 775-448-6500.

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