PATTERN RECOGNITION

Holly Ballard Martz

June 7 – Sept 6th, 2018

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“The artist marks her territory, demands a reframing of initial perceptions and provides an invitation to dig deeper.”

Amy Pleasant in Bust Magazine

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“Pattern Recognition is my response to our politically charged times. In this exhibition I utilize text and found objects to examine patterns of behavior and thinking, confronting my own latent biases and those woven into our national fabric.”

– Holly Ballard Martz

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FEATURED WORKS

ORWELLIAN STEEL (War is Peace, Ignorance is Strength (SOLD), Freedom is Slavery)

brass stencils
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I DON’T SEE COLOR (BLACK & WHITE)

13.5 X 24.5 X 6″ vintage x-ray and duratrans
SOLD

SEPARATION OF (GILDED)

15 X 22″ toner transfer on Rives BFK framed

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POWER GRID

16 X 16″ vintage men’s detachable shirt collars, framed

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DANGER OF NOSTALGIA (IN UTERO)

steel wire and paint
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In conjunction with the exhibit, Martz had the idea to turn “Danger of Nostalgia” into a means of engagement by encouraging visitors to use the wall as a selfie backdrop. When posted to social media and tagged, the post triggered a $5 donation by the Artist to Planned Parenthood. ZINC contemporary joined in to match and several private donors followed suit to keep the posts coming – In total, $3,000 was donated to the organization.

 

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