Review: Holloway's 'Neither Here Nor There'

From Neither Here Nor There.

Stacey M. Holloway's Neither Here Nor There

Gallery 924; through Jan. 5

Winning the 2010 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship allowed Stacey Holloway to explore various Midwestern locales; all the while she was sketching in her notebook and taking photos with her point and shoot camera. It’s doubtful that Holloway relied completely on a visual reference while constructing her mixed media sculpture entitled “An Eye for an Eye,” however, since the deer depicted has a shotgun barrel emanating from between its eyes. (Trying to shoot such a creature with anything but a camera would be ill-advised.)

But sculpture—18 sculptures are included in this show—is just one aspect of Holloway’s well-rounded art on display here that also includes drawing and printmaking. Whatever medium she’s using, there’s an engaging sense of humor that informs the work here.

Take, for example, “Improved Aim,” where you see what looks like a model railroad landscape hanging on the wall, complete with a cornfield with crop circles in the shape of a target board. You also see several arrows stuck in the bull’s eye.

Some of Holloway’s biggest fans seemed to be the excited child patrons on opening night for whom this exhibition was right on the mark.

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Dan Grossman is NUVO's arts editor.

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