Steve Kramer Memorial Gallery
Austin Community College
Rio Grande Campus
Exhibition Title: Salvaged
Artist: Hollis Hammonds
Reception: Sept. 4th, 6-8 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: Sept. 2nd-Oct. 2nd, 2014
Lecture: Sept. 4th, 5 p.m.?, location?
Hollis Hammonds (studio #220) will present Salvaged, new drawings and installation works at the Steve Kramer Memorial Gallery at the ACC Rio Grande Campus from September 2-October 2, 2014. Her creative works range in media from charcoal on paper to ink on Mylar, to found object sculptural installations. Drawn from personal experiences and sensationalist news coverage of countless disasters, Hammonds' works question consumerist culture through evidence of accumulation, hoarding and collecting.
The title Salvaged references rescued or retrieved items, as in debris snagged in a fisherman’s net, or mementos unearthed after a house fire. The nets in Hammonds’ work are not used for fishing, but rather as collection devices, filled with man-made objects, wreckage and lost possessions.
An artist lecture and reception will be held on Friday, September 4th at the Rio Grande Campus. You can see more of her creative work at http://hollishammonds.com. Her direct contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org &512-565-9392.