Red Space Gallery is pleased to present an opening reception for Chris Holloway entitled PRADALAWN. The reception will take place from 7-10pm on May 21st, 2011. The live performance will begin at 8pm and occur in intervals throughout evening. Red Space Gallery is a new apartment gallery created by artist Caitlin McCollom. Hors d’oeuvres and alcoholic beverages generously donated by Dripping Springs Vodka will be served. Please visit redspacegallery.com for more information on this and upcoming exhibitions by local and international artists at Red Space Gallery.
About the work:
The “perfect” lawn has been a trend in America since the 1940′s. Designing lawns has become a normal symbol of status and an aesthetic “necessity” to a great percentage of our society; between 50 and 70 percent of residential water goes toward landscaping— primarily to water lawns that stretch almost 30 million acres across the US alone. Every year, the typical homeowner averages 40 hours a year mowing the lawn, and keeping up a finished lawn requires vast amounts of natural material such as oil and water, and the use of chemicals. By dramatizing the act of maintaining a trimmed, green, well-watered lawn through a series of illogical performances, Holloway challenges the human fixation on perfecting the natural at the cost of our resources, time and energy.