Department of Art and Art History Exhibition

Alumnus Tom Holmes Debuts Third Solo Show at Bureau Gallery

Wed. February 15, 2017

scaled up and flattened Eggo waffle box with automatic drawing overlaid on top
Tom Holmes, untitled Arrangement, 2014-2017, 93.75 x 174.5 inches

Tom Holmes (B.F.A. in Studio Art, 1999) debuts new work in L’Eggo My Eggo® at Bureau Gallery in New York. 

Holmes’s new paintings feature a vastly scaled-up and flattened waffle box announcing an explosive fantasy of infantile breakfast joy. The box’s graphic finish serves as ground for a flurry of abstract marks of expanded automatic drawing. Over the past two and a half years, working with a hypnotist, Holmes has sought to excavate the expressive potential of the subconscious mind through automatism, connecting a deep anxiety and fear of the inevitable with the pure communicative potential of the hand. The movement of the pen vigorously and subtly transcribes the non-verbal. In one composition comic heroines surf the sprawling lines and colorful passages ushering routes between mind and body; pop and expressionism.

A Routine in Parts, an exhibition of new works at Lawndale Art Center from Eric McMaster

Sun. February 12, 2017

woman doing performance with arms extended in black outfit. She has blonde hair
Sculpture and extended media faculty member Eric McMaster is exhibiting video works and associated objects in the exhibition A Routine in Parts at Lawndale Art Center in Houston, TX. 

Black British Arts Movement of 1980s explored in new group exhibition featuring work of Eddie Chambers

Mon. February 13, 2017

a Union Jack, rearranged as a swastika and gradually reduced to fragments
Eddie Chambers, Destruction of the National Front (1979-80). Courtesy of Tate London.

The Place Is Here, a new exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary will be on view from Feb. 4 - April 30, 2017. Featuring the work of Professor of Art History Eddie Chambers, The Place Is Here explores the dialogue between black artists, writers and thinkers during the 80s in Britain. 

Initial reviews can be found at the Financial Times and a conversation with some of the artists in the exhibition, including Chambers, can be found at BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking podcast recording

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