The MSSU Spiva Gallery will host a solo exhibition by artist Holly Laws titled Loop. This multi-media installation will run now until December 1, 2022. The public is welcome to attend an artist talk on Thursday, November 10 at 6:00 pm in the Department of Art & Design room 202 at MSSU. A reception to view the work will follow the talk in the gallery at 7:00 pm.
Loop travels through time and history, employing objects both found and fabricated, spliced bits of home movie footage, and a multi-layered blanket of sound. The immersive installation conjures stories from past, present and future lives through fragmented sounds, images, and objects, creating a type of poetic archive.
Holly Laws is interested in a multidisciplinary approach to making art. Her work runs the gamut from sculptural objects and multi-media installations to theater design, puppetry, and performance. Laws is currently an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Central Arkansas where she teaches classes in Sculpture and Three-Dimensional Design. She has exhibited her work in galleries and museums across the country including the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, DC), the Historic Arkansas Museum (Little Rock, AR), the Flaten Museum of Art at St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN), the David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University (Providence, RI), Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts (New York, NY), Muriel Guépin Gallery (New York, NY), and the Spring/Break Art Show (New York, NY). Laws holds a BFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University, and an MFA in Sculpture from Tyler School of Art, Temple University.