Stacey M. Holloway

Dyed in the Wool

January 23, 2016 — April 3, 2016 | Art League Gallery
Reception: March 4, 2016 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Holloway will provide a gallery talk about her work beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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Image: Stacey M. Holloway, Saturate (detail), 2015, cast plastic, wood and mixed media.

We all have an innate desire to belong and to love, to form intimate relationships and strong emotional connections, yet our hopes, dreams and desires are not always realized.  In Dyed in the Wool, I explore how our formative processes make up who we might become, or more specifically, who we are attempting to become. Through my work, I examine the uncertainty of a future and how quickly one small decision can unintentionally alter an intended plan, and analyze indecision as a present, uneasy circumstance.  I use studies of animal behavior, the landscape, and architectural drafting as mechanisms for metaphors of uncertainty and longing, and through my sculpture build narratives situated at the point between possible success and potential failure.         

— Stacey M. Holloway,  2016

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Stacey M. Holloway, In The Belly of the Beast, 2016, Childhood ceramic work, mixed media, family heirlooms.

Born in South Bend, Holloway is an installation-based artist and sculptor that focuses on the transformation and growth of individuals as they mature. She received her MFA from the University of Minnesota in 2009, her BFA from Herron School of Art and Design/IUPUI in 2006, and is currently Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Learn more about Holloway and her work at staceyholloway.com.

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Stacey M. Holloway, Out of the Framework, 2016, Cast aluminum, mixed media.

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Stacey M. Holloway, Dependence, 2015, Cast bronze, wood, mirrored Plexiglass.

 

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