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Tiny Comforts Closing Reception

February 28, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us Friday, Feb. 28 from 6-8pm for the closing reception of Andrea Elizabeth Boyles‘ exhibition, Tiny Comforts, in the HP Satellite Gallery (inside Cafe Capello)!

Tiny Comforts is meant to be a reflection of the artist’s younger self. When looking back at her childhood, memory can be foggy, and the negative experiences tend to surface quicker than the positive. In times of adversity, it was always easy for Andrea to find comfort in small, inanimate things. This exhibition sets out to highlight these objects that helped maintain a sense of joy for Andrea, and the items in which she placed a piece of herself. Ultimately, it is a reclamation of her own memory as she works to rekindle a feeling of exhilaration and happiness for a time that is meant to be the happiest, for both herself and the viewer.

Having grown up in Reno, Nevada, Andrea Elizabeth Boyles draws inspiration from the surrounding landscapes and culture that she has witnessed since childhood. Using a minimalistic yet detailed approach to drawing, she depicts a wide range of subject matter; from mountains —  similar to those in her high desert home — to portraits of traditional cowboys. Most prominent in her work are her portraits that highlight unconventional beauty, displaying the fluidity of gender and identity. With these works, Boyles tends to break from inspiration derived from her natural surroundings, and instead draws it elsewhere from people such as Andy Warhol, who made a career capturing similar beauties. Sometimes pairing her portraits with short sentences, she displays how she may have been feeling at the time the piece was created. With this, she hopes to create an emotional connection to her audience through her pieces.

Tiny Comforts is on exhibit Jan. 8th – Mar. 4th, 2020 in the Holland Project Satellite Gallery located inside Cafe Capello at 248 W 1st St, Reno, NV.


February 28, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Holland Project Satellite Gallery
248 W 1st St. #202
Reno, NV 89501 United States
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