The Hyde Park Art Center hosted an impressive new installation by local artist, Richard Holland titled, Of Change. Incorporating several tall windmills, an audio track, shadows and a sea of small silver bells suspended from above, Holland infused the gallery with the sensory effects of an unexpected storm. The multifaceted work utilizes sound, light and space to synthesize an epic environmental experience. Working mostly in film, sound and public installation, Holland has exhibited widely in the Midwest and abroad. This site specific work was held in conjunction with the Outer Ear Festival of Sound, the Midwest’s only interdisciplinary sonic arts festival, including live performance, sound installations, cinema screenings, and radio art broadcasts. This festival presented exciting new works by 21 artists from Stockholm, Berlin, Seattle, Milwaukee, new York, Brooklyn, and Chicago.
This exhibition was supported in part by a Special Assistance Grant from the Illinois Art Council.