“Reincarnation” By Hollie Dilley
Opening May 3rd, 2019
Taxidermy Reincarnated: Renowned sculptor Hollie Dilley breathes new life into sentient animals and the mediums of taxidermy and ceramics in her new show, “Reincarnation”.
April 3rd, 2019, NEVADA CITY, CA: The pop-surrealist sculptures of Hollie Dilley will take the spotlight at the Chambers Project in Nevada City, CA on May 3, 2019, at 5pm. The artist, 39, creates intricate works using ceramics, animal skins and bones, small metals, and more.
Beginning with metal fabricated and bronze casted sculpture with a focus on animals, Hollie Dilley soon discovered ceramics. This medium helped her create the textures and details necessary to reflect her vision and honor the diverse connections between humans and animals. The art of taxidermy injects real-life context to her otherwise fantastical creatures.
“I am honored to share the work I created at the Chambers Project,” the artist says. “It is an amazing opportunity to show the community, especially those who donated animal specimens, the vision I’m so passionate about.”
Animals including squirrels, coyotes, rabbits, birds, bears, alpaca, and more have been transformed in Hollie Dilley’s studio. Her ceramic and metal working prowess, complemented by her taxidermy skills bring her art to exciting new heights.
“My greatest hope is that through my art these sentient beings can find a new, more permanent and appreciated existence. Much like reincarnation, the animals that walked this earth are now transposed into new forms, unaware of the past yet poised to navigate the future.”
Press for the Exhibition
WHAT IS DEAD MAY NEVER DIE HOLLIE DILLEY GIVING NEW LIFE WITH HER ART
HOLLIE DILLEY’S “REINCARNATION” OPENS @ THE CHAMBERS PROJECT, NEVADA CITY, CA
NEVADA CITY ARTIST FUSES TAXIDERMY, CERAMIC SCULPTURE INTO FANTASTICAL BEASTS