Heralding in the winter months, the Holland Project Gallery is proud to host two exhibitions featuring a full cast of local young artists. These Truths and Basement Eyes will be on display Dec. 17, 2012 through Jan. 4, 2013.
In the hallway gallery space, These Truths will feature three hand-bound books by Megan Matthers. As a recent UNR BFA graduate, Matthers has been exhibiting in Reno for the last few years. Working predominating in analog and Polaroid photography, her images reflect a considered perspective of the Northern Nevada environment and the sacredness of the everyday details.
The three books in These Truths showcase a collection of both images and selected writings from Matthers’ journals documented over the past two years. Paired together the photos and text express a tender and poignant perspective of Nevada and the longing of exploration analogous with a travel-hungry generation.
Featured in the main gallery space will be works by Jaron Coxson, Denali Lowder, Aubrey Banks and Joshua Dean Hageman as Basement Eyes. Within the music community, these four artists’ work has graced the like of handbills, mix tapes, concert posters, drum heads and show-house walls.
Featured together in the gallery, their artwork “reveals a breed of unconstrained art-maker that never hesitates to lay down a permanent mark,” states co-curator Omar Pierce. He further describes the group as “a solid gang of closet shredders that share a quiet compulsion to illustrate from within dimly-lit bedrooms, free of expectation and with no spotlight in mind”.
Exhibiting simultaneously the two exhibitions share the youthful underbelly of Reno’s art scene: Matther’s photographs exposing the moment of consideration and Basement Eyes reveling in the jubilant and confrontational. Together the two shows offset and complement each other.
“These are the perfect exhibits to end a stellar year at the Holland Gallery. Megan’s work is simply stunning, and the crew behind Basement Eyes creates some of our community’s best and most memorable fliers and posters. This spotlight on their incredible and imaginative work is long-overdue and truly exciting,” states Britt Curtis, Holland Director.
The opening reception for both exhibits will be Fri. Dec. 21 from 6-8PM with gallery hours Tues.-Fri. 3-6PM or by appointment.
These Truths and Basement Eyes details What: Hallway exhibition featuring books by Megan Matthers and main gallery exhibit of works by Jaron Coxson, Denali Lowder, Aubrey Banks and Joshua Dean Hageman.
Where: The Holland Project Gallery
When: Dec.17, 2012 – Jan. 4, 2013 with an opening reception Fri. Dec. 21 6-8PM.