Best Emerging-Artists Show — Duet Denver 2014 - The Everyday Circus: Hollis + Lana
This knockout show of neo-abstract paintings and sculptures done by the husband-and-wife team of Conor Hollis and Amorette Lana and ably curated by Adam Gildar, was eye-dazzling with all its toned-up colors and in-your-face forms. The paintings combined freely executed automatist passages with carefully rendered extensions of them. Interestingly, the compositions were completely unified despite the touch of two different pairs of hands. The paintings provided the perfect backdrop to the sculptures, in particular the large tabletop one, "Alterity," which was made of extruded and painted foam. It was an unforgettable debut for the couple.