More than partners in art, Denver based Hollis + Lana are also partners in life. As husband and wife intimately combining their professional and personal interactions, their collaborative artwork physically mirrors this relational blurring. From back and forth layering of line and pigment to the literal push and pull of material in space, Hollis + Lana’s tag team process brings to life forms that are literally out of shape. Twisted, stretched, pinched and contorted, these images and objects of indistinct subject matter serve as evidence of a series of communication tug-of-wars. However, a completely seamless and exacting style reveals that each side is regularly allowing themselves to get yanked across the dividing line into the other’s territory. Seeing this harmony amidst chaos viewers often leave asking the question, where does one hand stop and the other begin?

Selected Works