Ashley Westwood
Ruination
June 29 – July 24, 2020

218 Reno Ave
Reno, NV

Ruination

this house is the gateway
rotten in time
silent battles occur
distant signals are received
darkness has descended

Ashley Westwood’s paintings are derived from childhood memories, dreams and the idea of the ‘void’, i.e. states between life and death, hypnagogia, etc. Her work stems from growing up exposed to trapping culture and contemplating what spirit residue might remain in this world as a result of unnatural death. The paintings are a continuous exploration of these phenomena and what might occur in the ‘void’ due to some sort of history or trauma, as well as the lingering effects that can be felt in waking life.

Ashley Westwood is a Reno-based visual artist, working primarily in the watercolor medium. Ashley has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Reno and the Bay Area and has been a member of the Holland Project Gallery Committee on and off since 2011. She graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Constellation
Watercolor on paper
13in x 13in
2020

1985 (Day One)
Watercolor on paper
13in x 13in
2020

Bloodshed
Watercolor on paper
13in x 13in
2020

Transmission
Watercolor on paper
13in x 13in
2020

Hell is an Open Door
Watercolor on paper
13in x 13in
2020

Sleep Disturbance
Watercolor on paper
13in x 13in
2020

The Last Battle
Watercolor on paper
13in x 13in
2020

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