Part Delusion at Crossley Gallery

October 26, 2012
Crossley Gallery, Ringling College, Sarasota FL

Part Delusion is an exhibition of recent works by Ringling College Fine Arts Alumni Brittney Hollinger 11’ and Sean Pearson 12’.

October 26, 2012
Crossley Gallery, Ringling College, Sarasota FL

Brittney and Sean explore the idea of environments and objects in isolation. Rather than focusing on the notion of isolation as an ending, Part Delusion projects a positive investigation of autonomous environments and the possibilities of interconnection.

Opening night is October 26 from 6-9pm. Come out and join us in supporting our two Fine Art Alumni.

Brittney Hollinger (b. 1988) has recently returned from the Picture Berlin Residency Program in Berlin, Germany, and is now working as gallery assistant at Ringling College’s madeby Gallery. Her work has been exhibited both within the US and internationally including “It’s Not Yesterday Anymore” a group show at UFO Presents curated by Lotte Møller in Berlin, Germany. Printed publications of her work includes, “All Tomorrow’s Parties” written by Dmitry Bezouglov as a Featured Artist in the November 2011 edition of Fashion Week Magazine in Russia, and “Art Takes Miami” in December 2011, in tandem with Scope Art Fair in Miami, Florida. Hollinger continues to actively exhibit in the United States.

Each piece in this series is a sculptural representation of disparate component parts that attempt to exaggerate public perceptions of a private sum. These scenes, though seemingly dissimilar, try to evoke invisible relationships of interconnectivity both physically and emotionally using the physical space and the illustrated space.


Sean Pearson (b 1989) Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He currently works at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens as well as AICAD/New York Studio Program in Brooklyn. Sean will be participating in a group exhibition at et al Projects (Brooklyn) with fellow Ringling College of Art and Design alumni Reva Castillenti ’09 in December.

My practice in this instance is an investigation of travel in its potential and extremes, particularly in how a new environment requires that special adaptations take place within the body and one’s culture, bringing about new forms. These drawings are monolithic yet express a sense of mobility, and fluidity. I am interested in the idea of experiencing a monumental form and wondering about the endeavors that must have taken place for its existence.