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Free Space Meter Boot, 2000
steel; color photograph,
steel box halves approximately 17 1/4" x 8 1/4" x 8 3/8"
and 18 1/4" x 8" x 9"; approximately 18 1/4" x 8" x 9"
installed (interlocking); color photo 8" x 10"; ed. of 15
Evan Holloway has made an object entitled Free Space Meter Boot. It is a steel box reminiscent of a Serra maquette -- it is a finely scaled rectangle with an industrial patina. The box is designed to fit over a parking meter. Once in place, it cannot be removed unless the meter is actually cut away -- thus offering a free (albeit temporary) parking space. Like much of Holloway's work, this piece offers a kind of renegade hospitality or a small utopic gesture.
The steel sculpture consists of two interlocking five-sided steel boxes. Each box has a u-shaped cutout at one end with a diameter of approximately 3 1/2". The work is installed by pressing the two box halves around meter or a single vertical pole until they snap together. Flexible 20 gauge interlocking tabs on the interior of each component prevent the box halves from being separated once installed. The sculpture has been chemically patinated on the outside and rubbed with linseed oil. Each edition includes an 8" x 10" color photograph documenting the installation of the Meter Boot Prototype on 29 March 2000.
Evan Holloway has had solo exhibitions at Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, where he is represented, and at Arts Commission Gallery and Galaxy Bizarre in Tacoma, WA. In addition, he has participated in such notable group shows as Standing Still & Walking In Los Angeles at Gagosian Gallery, Caught at 303 Gallery in New York, Play Mode at University of California, Irvine and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Brighten the Corners at Marianne Boesky in New York, Malibu Sex Party at PURPLE in Los Angeles, and Work and Progress at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.