February 11, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“BLOW-OUT/FLOW’r-OUT” by Artists Leon Syfrit and Holly Lay
Core Contemporary, Las Vegas, NV, March 29 – June 1, 2019
CONTACT: Nancy Good
Core Contemporary is excited to present “BLOW-OUT/FLOW’r-OUT”, a 2-person exhibition featuring artists, Leon Syfrit and Holly Lay.
Leon Syfrit is an award-winning photographer whose current work focuses on reclaiming, repurposing, and reinventing found objects. In this exhibit, he transforms blown-out automobile tires found along random highways into sculpture-like fine art photographic prints. He also enjoys documentary photography, alternative photographic processes, and restoring and preserving vintage photographs and negatives. Syfrit’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is included in several permanent collections including the Philadelphia History Museum, the Free Library of Pennsylvania, and Darkroom Gallery in Vermont. Leon Holds a BFA in Photography from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prior to relocating to Las Vegas in 2016, Leon taught photography at the Delaware College of Art and Design in his home town of Wilmington, Delaware.
Holly Lay is a 3rd year MFA candidate at UNLV, who received her BFA in photography and intermedia arts from Ball State University. She exhibits nationally and internationally with work that examines cyber culture, femininity, craft and kitsch. A recent exhibition Untitled Screen Caps is featured in the Past, Present, Future photography exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The work is a collection of screen captures from various media outlets that used her self-portrait stock photography. It explores the way images of women are manipulated and used in the media. For her exhibition at CORE, Lay uses varying mediums and source material, including fiber and photography to explore juxtapositions between the past and present, permanence and evolution.
Curated by gallery owner, Nancy Good, who shares, “The exhibit seeks to engage viewers with deep visual dialogue, revealing that even the most mundane of discarded objects can be transformed into arresting pieces of fine art. Things are never as they seem.”
The exhibition runs March 29th through June 1st, with an opening reception and visit with the artist on Friday, March 29th, from 6-8pm.
Located the historic Sahara Commercial Center/New Orleans Square, Core Contemporary provides an engaging and accessible setting in which to experience remarkable original art, meet working artists, watch live painting, enjoy immersive educational forums, listen to live music, and host private events.
For more information, visit: 900 Karen Avenue, Suite D222, Las Vegas, NV 89109 or www.corecontemporary.com