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August 18, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A solo exhibition featuring the work of Paolo Mentasti

08/18/21 – 09/24/21

Opening Reception – 08/18/21, 6-8 pm, Holland Project Galleries, 140 Vesta St., Reno, NV

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.

Paolo Mentasti 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.


August 18, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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The Holland Project
140 Vesta St
Reno, NV 89502 United States
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