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Evan Holloway

Evan Holloway has devoted more than three decades to advancing the field of sculptural practice. His material, formal, and conceptual experiments helped define the aesthetic of the burgeoning Los Angeles art world of the 1990s and he continues to be a leading voice in contemporary sculpture. Holloway’s interest lies less with questions of illusionism or formalism and more with the haptic potential of sculpture. While his interrogations into the limits and possibilities of sculpture are inspired Post-Minimalist materialists like Eva Hesse and Conceptual art pioneers such as Robert Morris, Holloway’s work is also positioned within the tradition of Conceptual art specific to California. By opening his practice to encompass sound, video, printed matter, and painting, Holloway articulates the liminal spaces between mediums. His deceptively rough-hewn aesthetic and his preference for working at relatively intimate scale engage viewers in an experience of art that affirms the body. At the same time, his interest in mysticism, esotericism, and spiritualism challenge the notion that our physical embodiment is the totality of our existence.

Evan Holloway (b. 1967, La Mirada, CA) lives and works in Los Angeles. His works feature in many public collections, including the Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; LACMA, Los Angeles; MCA, Chicago; MOCA, Los Angeles and the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC.

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On the occasion of Scry if you want to (2023)