Solo exhibition at 100 Rochester Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 16 November - 17 December, 2017.
Holli McEntegart’s work produces tension between the seen and the unseen, using performance, video, sculpture and installation. Since 2010 McEntegart has been working closely with a range of spiritual practitioners from a variety of esoteric modalities, including psychic mediums, spiritual healers, pagan witches and, most recently, The Aetherius Society. Each one has passed on a different tool and learned action which McEntegart has incorporated into projects developed in tandem with the spiritual practitioners. Hers is a process of kneading together two perspectives: what we feel we know, and what we can’t know. This is exemplified in magical thinking, conjuring and spell making.
The work reveals itself in the unfolding and unearthing of process. The gallery space is transformed into an immersive environment with video, sculpture and drawings that examine the storage of trauma alongside notions of labor and endurance. The dualities in McEntegart's practice—action and stillness, trauma and healing, ephemeral and enduring—are the opposing forces in which to consider how memory is contained in body and object.