TOM HOLLAND
Paintings Past and Present
March 2 - April 21, 2012
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, March 2, 2012 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m

David Richard Contemporary is pleased to present Paintings Past and Present, a survey of paintings by TOM HOLLAND from 1960 to 2011. The exhibition will be divided into two distinct bodies of work. The early paintings of the 1960s, which culminated in the seminal grid constructions made of fiberglass that became the foundation of his subsequent work, and a wide assortment of paintings since 1970.

The 1960s proved to be a critical decade for Holland in which his work transitioned from traditional painting on a two-dimensional plane using oil paint--albeit with unconventional applications and subject matter--to more literal, three-dimensional constructions. Holland moved quickly from canvas, to wooden panels, awning canvas and ultimately, woven and painted fiberglass as his support of choice. This transitional work was largely produced in Berkeley, but first exhibited by Nick Wilder in 1965 in Los Angeles. Holland also lived in Los Angeles during the later part of the 1960s before returning to Berkeley. Holland's art was physical, multidimensional and dynamic, demanding the viewer's attention with lush surfaces, bold colors and embedded objects that could not be ignored. His paintings were captivating, thought provoking and full of life. While Holland used representational elements, they referred to nothing in particular and their atypical presentation left them open to a variety of interpretations thus, making his abstract paintings as fresh and appealing forty years later.

Since the 1970s, Holland’s painting practice has remained distinct and the result of his unique combination of painting off the stretchers and on alternative supports; the use of non-illusionistic and literal additions of lattice, folds, protrusions from and undulations of the painting surface; as well as piercing the surfaces. He paints non-objective abstractions on a variety of media, including fiberglass, copper, aluminum and combinations thereof. The paintings are frequently large, measuring 40 x 60” and greater—with heights reaching 70 to 80 inches and widths as long as 120 inches. The color combinations have ranged from dark hues in the 70s, to neutrals in the 80s and dramatic jewel colors in the 90s. The scale and physicality of the work explores the tension between the illusion of painting on a two-dimensional plane and the literalness of three-dimensional sculpture, yet Holland considers everything a painting, even free-standing constructions.

Holland is represented by David Richard Contemporary in Santa Fe, NM. He has had numerous solo exhibitions at Nicholas Wilder Gallery (Los Angeles), Robert Elkon Gallery (New York), Hansen Fuller Gallery (San Francisco), Knoedler Contemporary Art (New York), Blum Hellman Gallery (New York), James Corcoran Gallery (Los Angeles), John Berggruen Gallery (San Francisco) and Charles Cowles Gallery (New York). His work is in the collections of major museums in the United States, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Guggenheim Museum (NY), the Whitney Museum (NY), Los Angeles County Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum (NY), Chicago Art Institute, Crocker Museum and Walker Art Center (Minneapolis). His work is also represented in numerous private collections.

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Exhibited Work

Tom Holland
Grey Move
Mixed media
1971
70 x 46 inches
 
Span Tom Holland
Span
Epoxy paint on fiberglass
2002
44 x 36 inches
 
Logg Tom Holland
Logg
Epoxy paint on fiberglass
2009
48 x 60 x 3 1/2 inches
 
Berkeley Tom Holland
Berkeley
Epoxy paint on fiberglass
1970
48 x 98 1/2 inches
 
Pope Valley Moonlight _64 Tom Holland
Pope Valley Moonlight #64
Epoxy paint on aluminum
1997
81 x 26.5 x 25.5 inches
 
Clay Hills Tom Holland
Clay Hills
Epoxy on aluminum
0
48 x 83 inches
 
Blue Still Life _1 Tom Holland
Blue Still Life #1
Epoxy paint on aluminum
1985
64 x 71 1/2 inches
 
Martel Tom Holland
Martel
Epoxy paint on aluminum
1990
49 x 72 inches
 
Bug Series _66 Tom Holland
Bug Series #66
Epoxy paint on aluminum
2000
51 1/2 x 67 x 2 inches
 
Pope Valley Series _3 Tom Holland
Pope Valley Series #3
Epoxy paint on aluminum
1992
61 1/2 x 83 1/2 inches
 
Pope Valley Moonlight Tom Holland
Pope Valley Moonlight
Epoxy paint on aluminum
1997
70 x 72 x 1 inches
 
Beetle Tom Holland
Beetle
Epoxy paint on fiberglass
1978
65 x 41 inches
 
Turnac III Tom Holland
Turnac III
Epoxy paint on aluminum
1990
32 x 74 1/2 inches
 
Panther Tom Holland
Panther
Epoxy paint on aluminum and fiberglass
1980
89 x 63 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches
 
Berkeley Series Tom Holland
Berkeley Series 1969
Epoxy paint on fiberglass
1969
48 x 61 x 4 inches
 
Malibu Series I (Ivory Grid) Tom Holland
Malibu Series I (Ivory Grid)
Epoxy paint on fiberglass
1969
69 x 76 x 1 inches
SOLD
 
Blue Ladies Tom Holland
Blue Ladies
Acrylic on unstretched awning canvas and mixed media
1967
72 x 50 inches
 
See You Friday Tom Holland
See You Friday
Oil on canvas and wood construction
1964
78 x 60 x 18 inches
 
Tom Holland
Santa Cruz Island
Oil on canvas
1966
50 x 72 inches
 
Berkeley Series Tom Holland
Berkeley Series
Epoxy paint on fiberglass
1969
85 x 72 x 0 inches
SOLD
 
Frontal Tom Holland
Frontal
Mixed media
1961
70 x 52 x 8 inches
 
Untitled (Red Hanging) Tom Holland
Untitled (Red Hanging)
Mixed media
1966
69 1/2 x 59 inches
 
Untitled (Lizard) Tom Holland
Untitled (Lizard)
Mixed media
1963
72 x 47 x 11 inches
 
Back Once Again Tom Holland
Back Once Again
Mixed media
1966
66 x 51 x 3 inches
 
Fat Blue Plane Tom Holland
Fat Blue Plane
Oil on canvas
1962
24 x 19 1/4 inches
 
Just Clearing Tom Holland
Just Clearing
Oil on board
1964
20 3/4 x 18 1/4 inches
 
Teller Tom Holland
Teller
Epoxy and graphite on fiberglass
1973
26 x 22 inches
 
Tom Holland
Mitchell
Epoxy and graphite on fiberglass
1970
22 1/2 x 26 3/4 inches
 
Tom Holland
Berkeley Series
Epoxy on fiberglass
1970
17 x 20 x 3 inches
 
Untitled Tom Holland
Untitled
Epoxy on fiberglass
1974
36 x 25 inches
 
Untitled Tom Holland
Untitled
Epoxy on aluminum
1976
52 x 27 x 8 inches
 

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