HOLLY BALLARD MARTZ

Available Works

PRIME CUTS (Choice, Select, Grade A)

dimensions variable, dressmakers’ hams, steel pins, sequins, glass beads
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PRIME CUTS COMMISSION

dimensions variable, dressmakers’ hams, steel pins, sequins, glass beads
commission a one of a kind piece by choosing the shape / style and color / skin tone
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LOVE HURTS (installation)

55 x 86 x .75″ approximately 6000 9mm spent shell casings, pushpins, paint
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TRIGGER HAPPY (installation)

60 x 120 x .755727 9mm spent shell casingspushpins, paint
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CONSTELLATION OF TRANSGRESSIONS (THOUGHTS)

36 x 48 x 2encaustic and spent bullet primers on panel
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CONSTELLATION OF TRANSGRESSIONS (PRAYERS)

36 x 48 x 2encaustic and spent bullet primers on panel

6500.

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FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

9 x 15.5 x 6″ laboratory glass, brass, gold plated chain, powdered eye shadow, custom pillow
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Holly Ballard Martz Triage found stretcher

TRIAGE

80 x 22 x 6found stretcher frame and brass stencils
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LOVE HURTS (love you to death)

30 x 40″ spent bullet primers and encaustic on panel
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ORWELLIAN STEEL (War is Peace, Ignorance is Strength (SOLD), Freedom is Slavery)

brass stencils
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DANGER OF NOSTALGIA (IN UTERO) Edition 7/9

32.5 x 22.5 x 3.4steel wire, wire coat hanger, paint, plexi, brass screws
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CONSTELLATION OF TRANSGRESSIONS (TOO SOON)

24 x 48encaustic and spent bullet primers on panel
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AMERICAN SAMPLER INSURRECTION

17.25 x 31 found textile, cotton embroidery floss, glass seed beads, thread
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“My work is a catalyst for changing minds—first and foremost it is a challenge to my own mindset. I use it as a way to reveal nuanced thoughts on the most highly charged subjects of our political landscape. The force of these discussions requires me to make powerful visual statements in order to withstand the buffeting of debate on all sides.”

— Holly Ballard Martz

TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER

22 x 60.5portion of US flag with color chemically removed, plastic jewelry price tags
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womens_ work is never done (gilded age)

SPEAK NOW OR FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE

40 x 15 x 3mixed media on found x-ray viewers
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Holly Ballard Martz Triage found stretcher

WHITE TERROR ALERT SYSTEM

44 x 15″ found x-ray viewers, duratrans

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EQUAL PROTECTION BODY ARMOR

26 x 22 x 4 1/2″ pocket US constitutions, vinyl, aluminum rivets, stainless washers, metal snaps, velcro, thread
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SECURITY BLANKET

72 x 48found US military blanket, paint, holes from 9mm bullets and12 gauge shotgun blasts
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Holly Ballard Martz Triage found stretcher

AMERICAN ROULETTE

36 x 27 x 9.75cast resin, acrylic, .308 bullets, found stand
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ENSNARED

dimensions variable, retractable clotheslines, dyed cotton clotheslines, cast iron irons, needle threaders

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womens_ work is never done (gilded age)

WOMEN’S WORK IS NEVER DONE (GILDED AGE)

11 x 19 x 2.5″ inflatable hanger, glass seed beads, thread, polyfil
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Holly Ballard Martz Triage found stretcher

WOMEN’S WORK IS NEVER DONE (AM I BLUE)

11 x 19 x 2.5″ inflatable hanger, glass seed beads, thread, polyfil
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Holly Ballard Martz Triage found stretcher

PEEP SHOW SOUVENIR

12 x 14.25 x 2″ found object and thread, framed
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PROCEDURAL ERROR RESULTS IN FLAWED EXPERIMENT

30 x 4.5 x 4.5vintage US flag and glass tube
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Holly Ballard Martz Triage found stretcher

CONSTELLATION OF TRANSGRESSIONS (BANG BANG)

24 x 24encaustic and spent bullet primers on panel
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A REVOLUTIONARY AMONG US

Artist and activist Holly Ballard Martz adds an iconic revolutionary voice to our roster of dynamic female artists during this divisive, politically-charged era. Through her earthshattering works, she confronts issues such as gun violence, mental illness, women’s rights, and racial oppression. Using found objects and whatever is needed to engender dialogue, the artist examines patterns of behavior and thinking, confronting her own latent biases and those woven into our national fabric.

womens_ work is never done (gilded age)

DOUBLE D (DOUBLE STANDARD)

4.25 x 11.25 x 1.25found bra inserts, glass seed beads, thread
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Holly Ballard Martz Triage found stretcher

COVER UP (BULLSEYE)

4.25 x 11.25 x 1.25found bra inserts, glass seed beads, thread
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Holly Ballard Martz Triage found stretcher

COVER UP (TARGET)

4.25 x 11.25 x 1.25found bra inserts, glass seed beads, thread
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womens_ work is never done (gilded age)

OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR (SEXIST) – with reflection of danger of nostalgia in wallpaper form

18.5 x 14 x 6” x-ray viewer, two-way mirror acrylic, vinyl 
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Holly Ballard Martz Triage found stretcher

SELF INFLICTED

18.75 x 14 x 12.5” vintage x-ray viewer, two way mirror acrylic, air soft gun
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SHADOW OF A DOUBT

24 x 36 x 2” vintage chalkboard and mixed media
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womens_ work is never done (gilded age)

SPARE RIB

15 x 11 x 8″ men’s detachable shirt collars, sequins, glass beads, thread, and buttons
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LAND OF THE FREE (SHAKEDOWN)

22 x 32” portion of US flag with color chemically removed, plastic price tags, vinyl, thread, grommets
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womens_ work is never done (gilded age)

AUSCULTATION, THERE ARE THINGS ONLY WOMEN CAN HEAR

30 x 30” stethoscopes and steel wire
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hballardmartz_trophy for tyranny (tarnished reputation)_10 x 21 x 5_NY Times, brass stencils, brass, rivets

TROPHY FOR TYRANNY (TARNISHED REPUTATION)

10 x 21 x 5″ NY Times, brass stencils, brass, rivets 
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Holly Ballard Martz Triage found stretcher

CONSTELLATION OF TRANSGRESSIONS

16 x 12encaustic and spent bullet primers on panel
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Holly Ballard Martz Tower of Power

TOWER OF POWER

33 x 6 x 6″ vintage mens detachable shirt collars and studs 
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hballardmartz_USA First Aid I_17.5 x 17.5_deconstructed and reconstructed US flag

USA FIRST AID I

17.5 x 17.5″ deconstructed and reconstructed US flag 
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Holly Ballard Martz Double Crossed Since Birth mens collars

DOUBLE CROSSED SINCE BIRTH

14 x 14.25″ vintage men’s detachable shirt collars
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Holly Ballard Martz Triage found stretcher

YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE A NATURAL WOMAN

3.5 x 5.5 x .5″ false eyelashes (synthetic fibers), thread, fabric backing framed
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Holly Ballard Martz Power Grid detatchable collars

POWER GRID

16 x 16″ vintage men’s detachable shirt collars
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BANG BANG

12 x 14cast wax, encaustic, mixed media
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hballardmartz_USA First Aid I_17.5 x 17.5_deconstructed and reconstructed US flag

FALSE PROFITS (BIG GUNS)

12 x 14cast wax, shredded US currency, powdered pigment, encaustic
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Holly Ballard Martz Triage found stretcher

TROPHY FOR TYRANNY (TIGHTENING SCREWS)

5 x 26 x 8NY Times, found C clamp, imitation gold leaf
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Holly Ballard Martz Triage found stretcher

STAND OFF

5.25 x 12.25 x 1.5vintage salesman sample gun grip and paint
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Holly Ballard Martz Triage found stretcher

SEPARATION OF

15 x 22″ toner transfer on Rives BFK, framed
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PAST EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITION

DIRTY LAUNDRY & DOMESTIC BLISS

Holly Ballard Martz

Oct 15 – Nov 15, 2020
INSTALLATION

DANGER OF NOSTALGIA IN WALLPAPER FORM (IN UTERO)

 

at the BELLEVUE ARTS MUSEUM


Holly Ballard Martz


August 2020 – Winter 2021
SOLO EXHIBITION

DOMESTIC BLISS

at the SAN JUAN ISLANDS MUSEUM OF ART

Holly Ballard Martz

June 25 – Aug 17, 2020
SOLO EXHIBITION

PATTERN RECOGNITION

 

Holly Ballard Martz

June 7 – Sep 6, 2018

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