‘Drawing Details’ exhibit opens Tarleton gallery of art’s fall season

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Hollis Hammonds' "My Exploding House #2", ink and marker on drafting film, 20” x 20” (2014).

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STEPHENVILLE (August 11, 2015) — Tarleton State University’s Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Gallery of Art proudly presents the first art exhibit of the 2015-2016 season,Drawing Details, by Austin-based artist Hollis Hammonds.

The exhibit will be on view from Aug. 24 through Sept. 26. A visiting artist lecture is set for noon Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the Workshop Theater at the Wells Fine Arts Center, followed by a reception at 3:30 p.m. in the gallery.

Hammonds’ creative practice ranges from detailed drawings to sculptural installations that shift back and forth between reality and fantasy, illustrating disaster-like images of piles of debris, altered landscapes and broken homes. Her work questions consumerist culture through evidence of accumulation, hoarding and collecting piles of trash and personal artifacts. Inspired by personal memories, Hammonds’ work also is informed by material consumption, waste, catastrophe and superficial loss.

Born in Kentucky, Hammond has lived and worked in Austin since 2007. She received her master of fine arts in 2001 from the University of Cincinnati and her bachelor’s of fine arts in drawing in 1998 from Northern Kentucky University. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S., including solo exhibitions at Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, S.C.; the Reed Gallery at the University of Cincinnati; the Museum of Art at Southern Mississippi University; the Hiestand Galleries at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio; and at Women & Their Work gallery in Austin.

She is the author of Drawing Structure: Conceptual and Observational Techniques, and she has had her creative work published in New American Paintings #114, INDA 4, INDA 7, INDA 8, and Uppercase Magazine. Currently she is the chair of the Department of Visual Studies at St. Edward’s University in Austin.

For a complete fall 2015 calendar of fine arts events scheduled at Tarleton’s Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center, visithttp://www.tarleton.edu/finearts/documents/eventscalendar.pdf.

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