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Vanishing Point

Other Places art fair

September 11 – 12, 2021

Vanishing Point

A small selection of artists representing Northern Nevada organized by HP Galleries and window mine, two DIY art spaces located in Reno, Nevada. The title of the project pays homage to the experience of driving through Nevada landscapes, the vastness of the open space, and of course to the classic psychedelic road movie of the same name following a high speed chase through the Nevada desert on an escape to California.

hollandreno.org/art | @hpgalleries

OPaf

Fluid in definition, bonded by an intention to operate in other places outside the traditional art gallery systems, OPaf (Other Places art fair) features participants presenting site-specific booths encapsulating their projects and programming. Representing the growing movement of hard-to-define art spaces, OPaf provides an alternative art fair structure designed specifically for these unconventional projects.

opaf.info | @otherplacesartfair

Häsler R. Gómez (h.r.g.) was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala in 1993, but has lived in the United States since the age of four. As an undocumented-queer-man, his work predominantly investigates issues of personal, political, and social desire, and probes the complexities and connections between language, history, immigration, gender, and oppression. Gómez holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno. His work has been exhibited nationally, most recently at Alberta Abbey in Portland, OR; Zygote Press in Cleveland, OH; Third Room Project in Portland, OR; Axis Gallery in Sacramento, CA; Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, NY; and currently at Sierra Nevada University in Incline Village, NV.

The works I create make reference to the construction site, the home, and sacred spaces in order to evoke, give physicality to, and memorialize the experiences of marginalized peoples. My work is steeped in the poetics of oppression: from a reductive visual language to a limited use of materials to esoteric references; my work hinges on creating a power dynamic where the work and the viewer are simultaneously the oppressor and the oppressed. At times, the work presents itself as seemingly mundane or unassuming, while at other times inaccessible and elusive. By utilizing these aesthetic and conceptual strategies, I aim to reframe the ways in which the narratives of the marginalized are represented, from ones of aggression and defeat to ones of resilience and resistance.

haslergomez.com | @haslergomez

Häsler R Gómez
Untitled (Manna)
Bolillo bread, hydrocal, bone dust, enamel, salt water, furring strips, screws
2020 - 2021

Häsler R Gómez
Unnamed (Body Bags I, V)
Performance in which the artist lays his ankles on sandbags filled with polymeric sand and “plays dead” until an imprint is left/performance in which the artist kneels and prays on sandbags filled with polymeric sand until an imprint is left, furring strips, screws
2018 - 2021

As a fifth generation Nevadan, Kara Savant is strongly rooted in her home state. As a child, she spent countless hours alongside her seven siblings constructing forts out of recycled wood and hardware found out in the rural hills of Elko, Nevada. Her infatuation of creating something out of nothing later translated into her 3D art practice where she now spends her time using found objects and various building materials to construct work that speak to the home, gender roles, and the ever-changing social landscapes we inhabit. Kara currently resides in Reno, Nevada, working for the University of Nevada, Reno Sculpture Department in order to put food on the table for her wife and cat.

karasavant.com | @karasavant

Kara Savant
Western Landscape
Felt, plywood, coyote skull, beeswax
10” x 46.5” x 4”

Kara Savant
Western Landscape (Reno)
Plywood, felt, tile, beeswax
11.5” x 12” x .5”

Kara Savant
Pa went out for a pack of smokes (No. 3)
Felt, plywood
4” x 15” x .5”

Kara Savant
Turn a hoe into a housewife
Tile, faucet, carpenter bee, beeswax
37” x 5.5” x 4”

Samantha Buchanan is an artist and educator currently enjoying the higher altitudes of Reno, Nevada. Her monoprints, composed of layers of mesh and other semi-transparent perforated material, address the inherent subjectivity of perception with an emphasis on color and the experiential elements of space, light, and movement. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally and has work in several permanent collections including the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the Limerick School of Art and Design in Limerick Ireland. Sam teaches Printmaking and Visual Foundations at the University of Nevada, Reno.

samantha-buchanan.com | @_sambuchanan_

Samantha Buchanan
Party Animal 1
Ink on fiberglass mesh and paper
22” x 18”

Samantha Buchanan
Party Animal 2
Ink on fiberglass mesh and paper
22” x 18”

Samantha Buchanan
Party Animal 3
Ink on fiberglass mesh and paper
22” x 18”

Cesar Piedra is an interdisciplinary artist based out of Reno, Nv.

I blend post-classic Mesoamerican and contemporary Mexican-American iconography and subject matter, to create contemplative works of art through a mashup of aesthetics, culture, and history, that is derived from personal experience as a Mexican-American, LatinX, Chicano, etc… (just your average brown kid) who grew up in-between cultures in the United States of America seeking knowledge on what it means to be.

cesarpiedra.com | @ylasllaves

Cesar Piedra
Canijos Caninos
Wool roving on synthetic felt
36” x 36”

Hannah Huntley was raised in Reno, Nevada. Huntley received her Bachelor of Fine Art at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2019. Huntley’s work revolves around body image, societal gender roles, domesticity, and beauty in the shape of insects, cowboys, or personified inanimate objects. She uses nostalgic narratives and imagery in order to relate and connect with a wide audience. Huntley’s main goal is to change the way people view their insecurities and differences.

@hannahlizhuntley

Hannah Huntley
Untitled
Acrylic yarn, foam core, thread, fabric
23” x 13” x 7”

Hannah Huntley
Untitled
Acrylic yarn, foam core, thread, fabric
16” x 9” x 7”

Hannah Huntley
Untitled
Acrylic yarn, foam core, thread, fabric
28” x 13” x 8”

Häsler R Gómez
Untitled (Tablet III, IV, V)
Copies of the wall street journal newspaper depicting “tragedies,” painter’s tape, masking tape, drywall tape, chicken wire, fence post concrete, tar, enamel, furring strips, screws
2019 - 2021