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CULT OF PERSONALITY
Christian Holstad

Reception and panel discussion with Christian Holstad,
Bonnie Clearwater, and Rosa de la Cruz.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 2:00PM

Nova Southeastern University
Alvin Sherman Library
Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery
3100 Ray Ferrero Jr., Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314


A reception and panel discussion featuring Christian Holstad, artist, Bonnie Clearwater, director and chief curator of the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, and Rosa de la Cruz, founder of the de la Cruz Collection, was held on April 8 at 2:00 pm at Nova Southeastern University at the Adolfo and Marisela Cotilla Gallery.The discussion focused on the work of Christian Holstad and the exhibition Cult of Personality exhibited at the same location from March 18 to May 28, 2017.

Christian Holstad (born 1972, California) is an American artist based in Brooklyn, New York. He received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1994. Holstad’s practice reflects an interest in crafts, handmade objects, textiles, and an appreciation for American culture and history. Holstad’s work embodies a Camp aesthetic sensibility. With references to Kitsch, Camp was very much part of the 1960’s – 1970’s culture, and is often associated with filmmakers, artists and performers like John Waters and his films Pink Flamingos, Hairspray and Polyester, starring Divine, as well as, Andy Warhol, Liberace, and Marilyn Monroe.


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