Holly Andres
In the gallery…

Holly Andres

The Homecoming

October 24 – December 29, 2013

Artist’s Lecture & Reception: Friday, November 8, 6-8 PM
Tickets: $10, $8 Members & SPE Participants Purchase Here


The Homecoming, by Portland based artist Holly Andres, features colorful narrative work from four of her series created over the last six years. Andres creates her sets using vintage props and retro fashion palettes combined with cinematic lighting to dramatic affect. In Stories from a Short Street, Andres reveals incidents inspired by her experiences growing up in rural Montana by recreating melodramatic incidences of fictitious families. Sparrow Lane explores adventures of young women on the verge of adulthood, seeking forbidden knowledge — here, Andres draws on inspiration from Nancy Drew books and Alfred Hitchcock thrillers. From a young girl’s birthday party gone awry to a summer church camp incident of a child injuring himself by falling from a wooden play structure, these constructed scenes create a psychological portrait of a specific moment in time inspiring the viewer to reflect on the memories, excitement, and loss of childhood.

Holly Andres was born in Missoula, Montana in 1977. She has had solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Istanbul, Turkey and Portland Oregon where she lives and works. Her work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Time, Art in America, Artforum, Exit Magazine, Art News, Modern Painters, Oprah Magazine, Elle Magazine, The LA Times, Glamour, Blink and Art Ltd. – which profiled her as one of 15 emerging West Coast artists under the age of 35. Most recently Andres’s work was selected for Go West! Cutting-Edge Creatives in the United States, a book surveying the best creative minds in architecture, design, art, fashion, photography and advertising – published by German-based, DAAB Books, 2011. She recently exhibited The Homecoming at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, Oregon, where several pieces were purchased for their collection. Her work is represented at Robert Mann Gallery (New York City), Charles A. Hartman Fine Art (Portland), Jackson Fine Art (Atlanta) and Robert Koch Gallery (San Francisco).