Holly Ballard Martz
June 7 – Sept 6th, 2018
“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
Inquiry: DANGER OF NOSTALGIA (IN UTERO) by Holly Ballard Martz
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.