R/SF Projects is hosting a solo exhibition of sculptures and paintings from Oliver Hawk Holden, titled SYSTEM, WACK. Holden’s practice intertwines painting, sculpture, installation and found objects to explore the anxieties and vulnerabilities of day to day life with humor. He is fascinated by comedy’s crude ability to address failure, always waiting for the inevitable truth to be exposed. Within his simplified forms and texts, he creates a space for the viewer to insert their personal experiences into his visual narratives, simply trying to talk to people, about people.
Holden’s work is in numerous private collections and he has exhibited at Gallery y2k (Oakland, CA); Noroof Gallery (San Francisco, CA); R/SF projects (San Francisco, CA); and Incline Gallery (San Francisco, CA). He has guest curated for Adobe Books Backroom Gallery (San Francisco, CA) and Good Mother Gallery (Oakland, CA). Holden has developed murals for institutions in California, Denver, Texas, Louisiana, and Maine.