Lot 100 - Loie Hollowell - Mandorla
Graphite & soft pastel on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for War Child UK
Known for paintings and drawings that explore the bodily landscape, Loie Hollowell’s practice exists in the liminal space between abstraction and figuration, otherworldly and corporeal.
Originating in autobiography, her work explores themes of sexuality, pregnancy and birth. Hollowell’s geometric compositions use symbolic shapes such as the mandorla, ogee, and lingam to build her distinctive visual lexicon. In referencing her own personal experiences, Hollowell’s paintings are at once personal and universal in their fierce vulnerability. Her use of symmetry – often anchoring her compositions in a central, singular axis – relates her paintings to her own body as well as the natural world.
With strong colors, varied textures, and geometric symmetry, Hollowell’s practice is situated in lineage with the work of American artists like Agnes Pelton, Georgia O’Keeffe and Judy Chicago. She is also greatly influenced by the work of the California Light and Space Movement as well as Neo-Tantric painters like Ghulam Rasool Santosh and Biren De.
2012 - Master of Fine Arts in Painting at Virginia Commonwealth University
2005 - Bachelor of Arts at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Department of the College of Creative Studies
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Online Viewing Room: Going Soft, Pace Gallery, / June 30 - July 14, 2020
One opening leads to another, GRIMM Keizersgracht, Amsterdam, Netherlands / November 22, 2019 - January 4, 2020
Plumb Line, Pace New York, New York, NY / September 14 - October 19, 2019
Dominant / Recessive, Pace London, London, England / August 28 - September 20, 2018
Switchback, Pace Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China / March 27 - May 31, 2018
Point of Entry, Pace Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA / September 20- November 2, 2017
Mother Tongue, Feuer Mesler, New York, NY / October 27 - December 18, 2016
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
My postcard features a mandorla, a shape that I feel represents peace and wholeness. The artwork is graphite and soft pastel on paper.
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