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Low Tide Opening Reception

December 19, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

We are pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by local artist, Ana McKay in the Hallway Gallery at the Holland Project.

Low Tide is a collection of large-scale acrylic paintings utilizing Ana’s signature bright colors and bold lines exploring an imagined landscape that is the setting for struggling with isolation and sadness. The world within the paintings is inspired by the landscape of the artist’s childhood where the tide rises and sinks and the subject is unable to leave the liminal space of a harbor, neither drifting out to sea or coming home to shore. The artist explores this concept of isolation through quiet fictionalized moments conceived and created in regards her own experiences with chronic depression.

Ana is a self-taught artist and illustrator living and working in their hometown of Reno, Nevada, and studying at the University of Nevada, Reno. While Ana’s go-to medium is ink on paper, she is always experimenting with different mediums, most recently exploring printmaking, textiles, and painting. Ana loves making and collecting zines, creating flyers for music shows, and when not making art, Ana can be found DJing and program directing at UNR’s Wolf Pack Radio, volunteering at The Holland Project, and spending time with beloved friends. You can find Ana’s work and get in touch at anamckay.com, and keep up with her on Instagram at @fizzaster.

Low Tide is on view in the Holland Project Hallway Gallery from Dec. 19, 2019 – Jan. 3, 2020. Join us for the Opening Reception on Thursday, Dec. 19 from 6-8pm! Normal gallery hours are 12-6pm Wed. – Fri. or you can make an appointment by emailing alisha@hollandreno.org or calling 775-448-6500.


December 19, 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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