Summer Orr: Graveyard

Summer Orr: Graveyard

Summer Orr
Jan 22 – Feb 14, 2020


In this interactive installation from local artist Summer Orr, viewers will have the ability to quite literally cast light upon ceramic sculptures, found objects, and visual elements in a personal simulated night-time desert environment, where shadows ominously flicker and warp one’s perception of reality. Both contemporary sculpture and installation-based work are mediums that have the potential to form an intimate connection between the artist’s experience and that of the viewer. This is Orr’s first venture in large, site-specific work with aim to spark dialogue about the current environmental and social issues at hand . In this case, Graveyard opens up a platform to digest upfront and in person, humanities grave effect on nature and the earth — our mutual eternal resting place. Special ambient sound track created in collaboration with Watson Meyer.

There are hot hells and cold hells

across both and many
the horses run

– An Equine Anthology

Summer Ester Orr is an emerging multidisciplinary artist based out of Reno, Nevada. Her work often utilizes illustration, sculpture, printmaking, textiles, and tattooing to engage with a range of themes that relate to the personal experience + memory of living in the high desert, and the human condition. Largely self-taught, Orr is active in the DIY community and frequently organizes workshops and classes to further arts education in Reno outside of academia. Her work has been featured in various exhibitions and spaces throughout northern Nevada, and she continues to volunteer and make work out of the Wedge Ceramics studio/Laika Press/Twofold Tattoo. You can see more of Summer’s work at

LISTEN: Graveyard: In Conversation with Summer Orr on KWNK 97.7FM