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Cowboys, Soldiers & Goddesses Reception

August 15, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cowboys, Soldiers, and Goddesses features the work of artists Shay Arick (NY via Israel) and Maggie Hazen (NY via Los Angeles). Their separate yet thematically intertwined practices engage with the influence of the American hero/ine in popular culture; spanning the history of popular entertainment and media, from Greek Mythology to Western movies and into today’s virtual experiences in video games and other immersive media. This exhibition wrestles with the dichotomy of heroism—both fictional portrayals and the reality of the embodied hero/ine. These heroic characters such as the Goddess Athena, John Wayne and other appropriated familiar icons are mingled together in their works raising questions about how the hero/ine affects individual and collective identity. In this show, Arick’s sculptural work and Hazen’s video installations echo each other and lure viewers into a world where fiction bleeds into our visceral reality.

Cowboys, Soldiers & Goddesses is on view in the Serva Pool Gallery at the Holland Project Aug. 1 – 23 with a reception on Aug. 15 from 6-8pm in conjunction with the opening from Laughing Weeping Song in the main gallery.  Gallery hours are Wed-Fri from 12-6pm or by appointment by emailing alisha@hollandreno.org or calling 775-448-6500.


August 15, 2019
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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