Holdouts, Temporary Havens, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX (2017)

The Holdouts reading room was created as part of Lawndale Art Center's Artist Studio Program Residents' exhibition, Temporary Havens. The exhibition includes work by Melinda Laszczynski, Randi Long, and Sarah Welch and was curated by Dean Daderko.

"The residents in Round 11 of Lawndale’s Artist Studio Program create new visions, sounds, and ideas that will change the way you experience the world around you. Through prints, drawings, hand-drawn animations, and a newly created comic book that explores the near-future in an ecologically disrupted Gulf Coast; an expansive, gestural installation of playfully perverse, glittery and gritty abstract paintings and sculptures enlivened with video; and household items and refuse wired together to produce explosive sound, as well as quieter collages and scores that synthesize the act of looking and listening, these artists invent worlds for us to enter, explore, inhabit. and enjoy."