ANTHONY HOLBROOKE: P3STUDIO
- Date: June 18 - July 13, 2014
- Location: Las Vegas, NV
- Partner: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
- Artists: Anthony Holbrooke
June 18 – July 13
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday | 6 – 11PM
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, in partnership with Art Production Fund, is pleased to announce artist-in-residence Anthony Holbrooke. In his project titled Memory Garden, Holbrooke will create a site of unplanned combinations and unforeseen connections, filled with stones carved with guests’ memories.
From individual names to dates, short quotes, lucky numbers or private jokes, guests will have the opportunity to record something short and meaningful to them. Using simple hand tools, Holbrooke will help guests carve their message into a stone of their choosing. As each stone receives its memory, it will be placed into a desert sand installation created by Holbrooke in the studio. Day by day, the memory garden will grow as more and more stones are added. Guests are invited to walk through the garden, read the memories of other guests and observe the chance combinations they form.
Anthony Holbrooke found his passion for art and stone carving after working as a documentarian and journalist in Afghanistan from 2001 through 2009. A self-taught sculptor, he completed his first stone work, Tweezerman, in 2009. This was followed by Stoneland in 2010, the first solo exhibition of a body of Holbrooke’s work. Since then, his work has been commissioned for the Dorado Beach Ritz-Carlton and has been featured in The Weird Show at the Canada Gallery, NYC, The Parrish Art Museum and The Ah Haa Forest Project in Telluride, Colorado.
The artist-in-residence program at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas represents one component of its larger art program, in which artists create projects that are interactive and participatory, giving guests the opportunity to connect at an authentic and personal level. Developed and curated in partnership with Art Production Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to producing ambitious public art projects, it strives to reach new audiences and expand awareness through contemporary art.