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Laura Piasta

Exhibitions

  • Persistence of Vision

    HOLLY WARD
    June 11–July 23, 2011

    Holly Ward, em>Persistence of Vision</em>, 2011

    Holly Ward, em>Persistence of Vision</em>, 2011

    Holly Ward, em>Persistence of Vision</em>, 2011

    Holly Ward, em>Persistence of Vision</em>, 2011

    Holly Ward, em>Persistence of Vision</em>, 2011

    Holly Ward’s interdisciplinary practice is centred on ideas surrounding social progress and political power, and serves to examine the role of art within this. In Persistence of Vision, Ward investigates symbolic strategies of resistance and the use of utopian discourse as a starting point for revolution. The exhibition creates a linkage between contemporary spaces of protest and historical representations of the “utopian” city square. Featuring new sculptural and print work, the exhibition is an extension of Ward’s ongoing interest in social engagement and the utopian imaginary.

    Postscript 43:Jeff Derksen on Holly Ward (PDF)

Publications

  • Every Force Evolves A Form

    EEFVA front
    EEFVA back

    Title: Every Force Evolves a Form
    Category: Artist Book
    Artist: Holly Ward
    Writers: Kathleen Ritter, Jeff Derksen, Laura Piasta
    Editor: Kim Nguyen
    Design: Post Projects
    Publisher: Artspeak
    Printer: Paper Chase Printing
    Year published: 2012
    Edition: 200
    Pages: 48pp
    Cover: Paper
    Binding: Perfect Bound
    Process: Offset
    Features: 26 colour images
    Dimensions: 20.5 x 20.5 x 0.5 cm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN: 978 -0-921394-64-8
    Price: $6

    This catalogue is published in conjunction with Holly Ward’s exhibition Persistence of Vision. It features the artist in conversation with Kathleen Ritter, an extended essay by Jeff Derksen and a text on recreating a glass symphony by Laura Piasta.