In Sparrow Lane Andres uses fairytale-esque scenes to draw us into an unfolding story. In well thought-out posed and propped images, she piques our curiosity about a time and place that continues to mystify us all – the transient time in our lives called adolescence. Through fiction Sparrow Lane captures a human experience all too familiar and often completely misunderstood. On a personal level Sparrow Lane conjures up all kinds of interesting recollections for me – particularly from books and film. The story of Alice & Wonderland or something out of Nancy Drew… and movies like "The Watcher in the Woods", “Heavenly Creatures” and “Pan’s Labyrinth” – each playing with mystery, journey and suspense.
Robert Mann Gallery through December 6th.
Andres has an M.F.A. from Portland State University in Oregon and a B.F.A. from The University of Montana in Missoula. For more information on Holly Andres visit her website at www.hollyandres.com