The new exhibition opening at RiskPress Gallery in Sebastopol is called Cuttings. This solo exhibition includes drawings, mixed-media constructions, and artist books by Brooke Holve. While considering the changing role of books in our ever-increasing digital reading delivery systems, Brooke uses discarded book remnants as the predominant material of her work. Her process involves cutting, as well as the choices and synchronicities that occur while her constructions take form. Brooke has recently been exploring the limits, and pushing the boundaries of letterpress printing, these “gatherings of information” will also appear in the exhibition. Beyond the materiality of books, paper, and print, Brooke combines and employs whatever materials or media are needed as she investigates the connections and interactions of culture, memory, landscape and natural phenomena through her work.
I had the opportunity to talk with Brooke in her studio about her work and inspirations for this exhibition. To hear the 10-minute interview with Brooke, click here:
The exhibition will open with a reception for the artist on Saturday October 5th from 5 to 8 p.m. and continue through October 27. Brooke will present a Gallery Talk on Saturday, October 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. You can also join Brooke for exploration walks from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sundays during the exhibition.
RiskPress Gallery is located on Healdsburg Avenue in Sebastopol. The gallery will be open Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and by appointment. For more information about the exhibition check their website riskpress.com. For more information about the artist go to brookeholve.com.