Now and Zen Hosting Hollander’s “Prototypes” Art Show on April 1

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Hollander’s distinct light sculptures will join the eclectic collection at Now and Zen for one night only on April 1.

For one night only, the eclectic Wharfside Village boutique Now and Zen will be illuminated by the work of renowned St. John sculptor George Hollander.

Mark those calendars for Sunday, April 1, when Hollander’s “Prototypes” art show will take over the funky Cruz Bay shop from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

The evening will feature Hollander’s inimitable creations which will literally set the mood for the show. The WAPA-generated fluorescents will dim that evening and the store will instead be illuminated by Hollander’s light sculptures.

Finding inspiration in everything from found objects to used materials, Hollander’s one-night only show will feature both new work and a collection of favorite pieces.

“Used objects, such as drainage pipe, left over scrap wood from cabinet projects and used tires, are just a few of the elements I’ve incorporated in my work,” said the artist. “The hard part of creating work here is that you have no available materials. So what you wind up doing is taking found materials and trying to make creative works of art with them.”

Hollander both bends the objects to fit his creations and allows the materials to speak for themselves, he explained.

“Sometimes it’s an accident and sometimes the piece morphs while you are making it,” said the artist. “It’s really about finding that balance in each piece.”

Over his more than 30 year career in interior design and the built environment, Hollander has been published many times in local and national publications.

Anyone unfamiliar with Hollander’s work is sure to be drawn by his distinct conceptual, functional art, which combines his love of urban architecture with the beauty of the Caribbean and even the Far East.

Stop by Now and Zen on April 1 between 6:30 and 9 p.m. for a look at Hollander’s modern, conceptual and functional artwork. For more information check out Hollander’s website www.georgehollander.com.