Artists

Linda Holloway

Disquiet

Disquiet

24/01/2017 to 12/02/2017

Linda Holloway’s much awaited new series ‘Disquiet’ is an exploration in depth and texture. Rolling dark skies and seascapes merge into mysterious movement and emotive expression, a visual metaphor for the tumultuous year past. Subtle gradients form natural horizons, beckoning the viewer into the works elusive destination. Figures hide in the depths as shimmering surfaces engulf the viewer with the hopeful pursuit of transcendent light.

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Theoria

Theoria

29/09/2015 to 11/10/2015

Linda Holloway’s latest paintings refuse to stay still. Huge grids of metallic and matte squares respond and react to light, appearing to shimmer and shift as you approach them.

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Anomie

Anomie

17/02/2015 to 8/03/2015

An initial encounter with Linda Holloway’s Anomie paintings might suggest that they are directly accessible through a familiar iconography centred upon the art and literature of Western civilisation. Panoramic landscapes viewed from on-high, populated by diminutive figures on a voyage or quest to somewhere else. It’s the stuff of classical literature and popular culture, from Homer’s Odysseus to Ridley Scott’s Thelma and Louise.

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Breathing Room

Breathing Room

5/08/2014 to 17/08/2014

Breathing Room represents a departure from Linda Holloway's characteristic compositions to present works that are quiet, still, and introspective. Awe-inspiring in their dramatic scale – with the largest pieces three metres high – Holloway’s new works impart a minimalism that offers space for contemplation and thought. Where previously suggestions of landscape have served as a metaphor for the human mind, Breathing Room shifts to the interior with architectural structures creating the framework for the artist’s ongoing concerns: the origins of thought, societal relationships and the accumulation of cultural associations.

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Wabi-sabi

Wabi-sabi

16/04/2014 to 10/05/2014

In this series Linda Holloway responds to the notion of wabi-sabi, a Japanese aesthetic concept that embraces asymmetry and imperfection. Working on boards or varying dimensions, Holloway utilises a spare and tranquil palette, exploring her exquisite layers of washes to hint at dream-like landscapes. Works appear more pared back than the artist’s typical painting style, yet remain populated with her characteristic diminutive figures, together with looming abstract forms. Julia Stevenson's complementary works continue the principles of wabi-sabi, with pieces folded in the form of fans. These careful constructions incorporate etchings, monoprints and chine colle individually hand-printed on paper.

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The Law of Unintended Consequences

The Law of Unintended Consequences

8/10/2013 to 27/10/2013

An initial encounter with Linda Holloway’s Anomie paintings might suggest that they are directly accessible through a familiar iconography centred upon the art and literature of Western civilisation. Panoramic landscapes viewed from on-high, populated by diminutive figures on a voyage or quest to somewhere else.

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Headlands

Headlands

22/05/2012 to 10/06/2012

Linda Holloway’s paintings are aesthetic evolutions based on notions of language, semiotics and psychology. The nature of thought and the operation of the human mind are central themes throughout her work, borne out in visually distinctive ways.

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Gleanings

Gleanings

25/08/2009 to 13/09/2009

Linda Holloway's paintings evolve through intuition, consideration and contemplation during the long process of their making.

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Everything and No Thing

Everything and No Thing

16/09/2008 to 5/10/2008

Linda Holloway seeks to mine personal and universal truths and translate these concepts to the surface of her paintings. The artist views her work as being concerned with connections - of our ideas and our relationships. Everything & No Thing runs until the 5th of October.

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How To Read Signs

How To Read Signs

22/05/2007 to 10/06/2007

“Sometime in the 1950’s tradition dried up, and with it, the ability to ‘read the signs’…Post WW11, fresh ways of thinking emerged that looked at the traditional foundations of our culture and identified them as man-made myths, open to interpretation and change. Enthusiastic optimism was gradually replaced by dark shadows of anxiety

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