7:00pm, Give What You Can
Opening Reception—Saturday, September 20, 1-4pm
Jane Dalrymple-Hollo, digital photography installation
Anselm Hollo, collage
Impossible machines and games with no rules are recurring motifs in Jane Dalrymple-Hollo's work. They hint at control, but they ultimately insist that control is not possible. They are balanced and methodically composed, and they aspire to be beautiful. Yet they are vaguely disquieting—not necessarily intentionally. "It is simply what happens when I do what I do: create two dimensional forms with one dimensional lines, make assemblages from found and collected objects, stack things on top of one other, take photographs of all the above, knit them together on the computer, etc. The result is what looks more and more like a parallel universe and I offer it to the everyday, in gratitude and awe."
– Jane Dalrymple-Hollo
Jane Dalrymple-Hollo grew up in rural Mississippi, earned an MFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and apprenticed in Conservation Bookbinding at Johns Hopkins University while earning a Master of Liberal Arts. After a short career in Library Conservation she has focused her efforts for the past ten years primarily on art-making. She wrote a regular column for a now-defunct art newspaper in Boulder, CO, where she now lives, designed book covers for poets, including her husband, Anselm Hollo, volunteered for schools, and contributed drawings and collaborations to print and on-line magazines such asChain, How2, Not Enough Night, and Big Bridge. She has most recently shown her work at Naropa University in a solo exhibition entitled "Site-Lines." Images from this show along with other work may be seen on her website, http://www.janedalrymplehollo.com.
Anselm Hollo: "These [Anselm Hollo's] rag-tag collage works have no pretensions to Art (with a capital "a"). They are occasional, everything but theory-based, and, one hopes, mildly amusing and/or irritating."
Anselm Hollo, poet and literary translator, is a Professor in the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. His most recent books are Notes on the Possibilities and Attractions of Existence: Selected Poems 1965-2000 (Coffee House Press) which won the San Francisco Poetry Center's Best Book Award for 2001, and Guests of Space, also from Coffee House Press 2007. Hollo's translations from Finnish, Swedish, German and French include works by Paavo Haavikko, Pentti Saarikoski, Gunnar Harding, Bertolt Brecht, Blaise Cendrars and others.