HOLLY BALLARD MARTZ

Seattle, WA

Past Exhibitions           Biography          CV          Statement          Press

 

Martz utilizes text and found objects to examine patterns of behavior and thinking, confronting her own latent biases and those woven into our national fabric. Martz proposes that we use pattern recognition as a form of unlearning by highlighting patterns that have become so ingrained as to render them invisible. Only by acknowledging systems of oppression can we hope to challenge them and ultimately change them.

RECENT ARRIVAL

PEEP SHOW SOUVENIR

12 X 14.25 X 2″ found object and thread, framed

4000.

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VIEW THE WORKS IN HER RECENT EXHIBITION

SOLO EXHIBITION

DIRTY LAUNDRY & DOMESTIC BLISS

Holly Ballard Martz

Oct 15 – Nov 15, 2020

FEATURED WORKS

WHITE TERROR ALERT SYSTEM

44 x 15″ found x-ray viewers, duratrans

3500.

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EQUAL PROTECTION BODY ARMOUR

pocket US constitutions, vinyl, aluminum rivets, stainless washers, metal snaps, velcro, thread; 26″ x 22″ x 4 1/2″; 2017

3000.

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BY EXECUTIVE ORDER

15 x 24″cast rubber doormat

1800.

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TROPHY FOR TYRANNY (TARNISHED REPUTATION)

10 x 21 x 5″ NY Times, brass stencils, brass, rivets

1500.

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TOWER OF POWER

vintage mens detachable shirt collars and studs

1250.

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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

 

USA FIRST AID I

17.5 x 17.5″ deconstructed and reconstructed US flag

1200.

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PRIME CUTS

dressmaker’s ham, steel pins, sequins, glass beads

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PRESS

New Day Northwest Holly Ballard Martz ZINC contemporary artist
Create Magazine Holly Ballard Martz ZINC contemporary artist
Real Change Holly Ballard Martz ZINC contemporary artist

11.6.18

Art Net Features Holly Ballard Martz as one of the “12 Fierce Women”

“New Yorkers clapped and cheered as the feminist parade took to the streets.”

– Sarah Cascone

Holly Ballard Martz Domestic Bliss & Dirty Laundry ZINC contemporary San Juan Islands Museum of Art
THRU AUGUST

SJI MUSEUM OF ART 

Domestic Bliss

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Holly Ballard Martz chalkboard gold leaf ZINC contemporary Gates Foundation
COMMISSION PROJECT

GATES FOUNDATION

Celebrating Twenty Years

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Holly Ballard Martz Danger of Nostalgia wire hanger uterus female reproductive system ZINC contemporary Seattle Art Fair 2019
IN THE STUDIO

DANGER OF NOSTALGIA

AT SEATTLE ART FAIR

with Holly Ballard Martz

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