November 26, 2015—January 16, 2016
The House of Light and Entropy
The House of Light and Entropy is Ward’s first public exhibition of independent works stemming from her ongoing project The Pavilion (currently being developed in collaboration with artist Kevin Schmidt), an artist’s facility based in rural Heffley Creek, BC aimed at developing cross-disciplinary investigations into the utopian imaginary, countercultural practices and the merging of art and life.
Through in-depth engagements with material byproducts of resource-extraction and agricultural industries, as well as flora, fauna and geologic elements local to The Pavilion, Ward has produced a series of 2-D and sculptural works that examine notions of surplus, transformation, and the significance of place in a global era.
Based between Vancouver, Berlin, and Heffley Creek BC, Holly Ward (b.1973) is an interdisciplinary artist working to examine the role of aesthetics in the formation of new social realities. Recent projects include News of the Whole World (2011-2012), a commission by the City of Vancouver Heritage Foundation, and The Pavilion (2009-), a 22’ diameter geodesic dome that has catalyzed numerous works and performances. Ward has exhibited widely, having had solo exhibitions at the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, Artspeak, Or Gallery, YYZ and others. She has been included in group exhibitions across Canada, in South Korea, Mexico and the UK.
This exhibition has been generously supported through the Canada Council for the Arts.