Only a Few Yards Away:
A Virtual Exhibit of Photography, Paintings & Collage
Holaday Mason & Celeste Goyer
wall texts by James Cushing

April 5 - May 28, 2021


We hope you enjoy browsing "Only a Few Yards Away" in the virtual Mike Kelley Gallery at Beyond Baroque.

The show is best viewed in the interactive PDF. (View the PDF full screen for best quality.)
Please click on the image below to enter the exhibit.

Holaday Mason's photographs in this exhibit are selected images from several thematic series which focus on the blood mysteries, the human body as part of nature, and the field where the feminine & masculine intersect.

Paintings by Celeste Goyer shown on virtual gallery walls are not to scale. Dimensions available upon request.

With thanks to Cahuenga Press poet James Cushing for his prose poems and selected quotes in response to the images. And with deep gratitude to Beyond Baroque for hosting the exhibit and their continued work supporting literature and the arts in Los Angeles.

Group Poem: Poets are invited to contribute a line to a group poem in response to the exhibit at this Google Drive document! One line per poet, maximum 10 words per line. 

You may also view the images as a gallery slideshow. Use arrows to advance slides rather than the navigation links on the images.

About the Artists

  Holaday Mason is a poet and photographer based in Venice, CA. Her fine art photography and portraits focus on the beauty of aging and humans as a part of nature. Images in this exhibit were selected from thematic series including: the Red Veil, Yoni, Crone Cloud, Nightie Dancer and Things on the Ground. She's the author of two chapbooks and five full-length collections of her poetry.
Instagram @holadaymasonphotography


Celeste Goyer is a poet and self-taught artist based in Los Angeles. Her abstract and figurative works are rendered mostly in acrylics, with collage, sculptural assemblage and photography also in the mix. Celeste's artwork and poetry have been published in print and online journals.
Instagram @onward_friends


James Cushing's most recent full-length poetry collection is "Solace" from Cahuenga Press (2018). He holds a PhD from UC Irvine and was the San Luis Obispo poet laureate in 2009-2011. He is also a visual artist.
Instagram @jimmcushing