Gallery Exhibition: Drawing Details by Hollis Hammonds opening Monday 8/24


The Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Gallery of Art proudly presents the first art exhibit of the 2015- 2016 season, Drawing Details, an exhibition by Austin based artist Hollis Hammonds.  The exhibit will be on view from August 24th – September 26th.  A visiting artist lecture will take place on September 9th at noon in the Workshop Theater in the Clyde H. Wells Art Center, followed by a reception at 3:30 pm in the Gallery.

Hollis’s creative practice ranges from detailed drawings to sculptural installations that shift back and forth between reality and fantasy, illustrating disaster-like images of piles of debris, altered landscapes, and broken homes. Her work questions consumerist culture through evidence of accumulation, hoarding and collecting, piles of trash and personal artifacts. Inspired by personal memories, Hollis’s work is also informed by material consumption, waste, catastrophe and superficial loss.

Hollis Hammonds is a Kentucky born artist who has been living and working in Austin, Texas since 2007. Hammonds received her MFA from the University of Cincinnati in 2001, and her BFA in drawing from Northern Kentucky University in 1998. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. including solo exhibitions at Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC; the Reed Gallery at the University of Cincinnati in OH; the Museum of Art at Southern Mississippi University in Hattiesburg, MS; the Hiestand Galleries at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio; and at Women and Their Work gallery in Austin, TX. She is the author of Drawing Structure: Conceptual and Observational Techniques, and has had her creative work published in New American Paintings #114, INDA 4, INDA 7, INDA 8, and Uppercase Magazine. Currently she is the Chair of the Department of Visual Studies at St. Edward’s University in Austin,

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