Desiree Holman | Sophont in Action | di Rosa

“Sophont in Action”
di Rosa | Gatehouse Gallery
5200 Sonoma Highway
Napa, CA 94559
May 10 – July 20, 2014
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Through a range of media, including painting, sculpture, sound, video, and performance, Desiree Holman explores the overlapping terrain of New Age mysticism and science fiction. The artist investigates the iconography and aesthetics associated with these realms—including aliens, auras, and time travelers—to examine the space where fantasy can reveal truth. The exhibition emerges from the artist’s long-standing interest in the communal uses of technology to fulfill our desires for creative, spiritual, and social fulfillment. Oscillating between terrestrial and extraterrestrial, and new and old ages, Holman’s work speaks largely to our culturally developed conceptions of “otherness” and the shaping of identity in an ever-mystifying universe.