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Evan Holloway in conversation with Julia Friedman

Filmed at the artist's studio in Los Angeles, Evan Holloway discusses his exhibition Scry if you want to

Evan Holloway and Julia Friedman discuss the artist's latest exhibition at the gallery, Scry if you want to (2023).

“A lot of the ways that I've always made sculpture is in real space without making preliminary drawings, by moving material around, by seeing how I have a physical relationship to the mass and the line as I move around the work. When I don't have a preconceived idea of what I'm getting at in terms of a completed form, because I haven't conceived of it first, in a sense, that is like a kind of augury or scrying.”

Julia Friedman is a Russian-born art historian, writer and curator. She began to study art history at the Hermitage Museum, in St. Petersburg, where she grew up. After receiving her Ph.D. from Brown University in 2005, she has researched and taught in the US, UK and Japan. In 2010 Northwestern University Press published her illustrated monograph Beyond Symbolism and Surrealism: Alexei Remizov’s Synthetic Art. The same year she became a regular contributor to Artforum, and in 2017 she began writing for The New Criterion.