Transformers: Reshaping Form and Meaning

City of Reno City Hall, Metro Gallery

Aug. 29, 2024 - Oct. 22, 2022

1 E. First St.
Reno, 89501

Presented by the City of Reno
and the Nevada Touring Initiative (NTI) – Traveling Exhibition Program.

Join us for an artist reception on October 6 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

About the Exhibition:

During the process of curating the selection of artworks for this exhibition, conversations with the artists covered working practices in their current studio arrangements. Most described their studios as often being in a process of transition. Unlike some states that have a long history of industry and the associated structures, Nevada does not offer a large number of unused warehouse spaces to artists for long-term, low-cost lease. Although many of the exhibiting artists are known for creating large-scale three-dimensional sculptural pieces and installations, they have adapted their practices to utilize smaller studio spaces in conjunction with outdoor areas.

Building on the tradition of taking art to the people, this Nevada Touring Initiative exhibition travels to a number of venues throughout the state where viewers either discover these artists for the first time or encounter new work and insights from already familiar artists. All of the artists included in this exhibition have been developing their careers over a number of years and have had their work recognized with a Nevada Arts Council Artist Fellowship Award.

Exhibition artists include: Dave Rowe, Sculpture, Las Vegas; Nick Larsen, Mixed Media, Reno/Columbus; Sarah Lillegard, Sculpture, Reno/Doyle; Gig Depio, Painting, Las Vegas; Miguel Rodriguez, Sculpture, Las Vegas; Pasha Rafat, Sculpture, Las Vegas; and Justin Favela, Sculpture, Las Vegas.

Curated by JK Russ, Transformers: Reshaping Form and Meaning is part of the Nevada Touring Initiative (NTI) –Traveling Exhibition Program. It was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the State of Nevada. The Nevada Arts Council is a division of the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.

How to view the exhibit: The artwork will be on display during regular business hours at the Metro Gallery on the first floor of Reno City Hall (1 E. First St.) through October 22, 2022. The public must enter through the second floor of the City Hall parking garage, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday (with the exception of holidays).

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