November 16 – December 17, 2017
Holli McEntegart is pleased to announce the opening of her solo exhibition, Salient Hush, at 100 Rochester gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Salient Hush opens on Thursday, November 16th, with a reception from 6:00 – 9:00 PM, and closes on December 17, 2017. 100 Rochester is located at 100 Rochester Ave in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Holli McEntegart’s work produces tension between the seen and the unseen, using performance, video, sculpture and installation. Since 2010 McEntegart has been working closely with a range of spiritual practitioners from a variety of esoteric modalities, including psychic mediums, spiritual healers, pagan witches and, most recently, The Aetherius Society. Each one has passed on a different tool and learned action which McEntegart has incorporated into projects developed in tandem with the spiritual practitioners. Hers is a process of kneading together two perspectives: what we feel we know, and what we can’t know. This is exemplified in magical thinking, conjuring and spell making.
The work reveals itself in the unfolding and unearthing of process. The gallery space is transformed into an immersive environment with video, sculpture and drawings that examine the storage of trauma alongside notions of labor and endurance. The dualities in McEntegart's practice—action and stillness, trauma and healing, ephemeral and enduring—are the opposing forces in which to consider how memory is contained in body and object.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born and raised in New Zealand, Holli McEntegart is an interdisciplinary conceptual artist using performance, video, sculpture and installation to map her engagement with the intersections of real and perceptual experience. She holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts in Photography and a Masters of Art & Design with First Class Honors from Auckland University of Technology (NZ). She has exhibited extensively in New Zealand, New York, Los Angeles, and throughout the USA. In 2014 McEntegart was awarded a fellowship to attend the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in Maine (USA). She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.