Alumnus Tom Holmes Debuts Third Solo Show at Bureau Gallery
Wed. February 15, 2017
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.
Black British Arts Movement of 1980s explored in new group exhibition featuring work of Eddie Chambers
Mon. February 13, 2017
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.