Announcing the first, Boston solo exhibition by New York City-based artist Stephen Holding at Lot F Gallery. Entitled, “CLEAR EARTH”, this exhibition will be the most comprehensive showing of his artwork to date, featuring a series of abstract, mixed media explorations on plexiglass.
Holding's focus to detail is astounding, and is evident in his work. His pieces of artwork have been exhibited around the world. He has shown at both local galleries, including the Mass Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MOCA) as well as hung in shows in Hong Kong and Tokyo. In 2002, he graduated with a BFA in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and has been perfecting his craft with increased intensity since.
Stephen became transfixed in the idea of the relationship between the physical world and the metaphysical universe and has been expressing his interpretation in his art for some time now. His new body of work, an extension from his previous, depicts this threshold between the perceived and the undetectable. Sometimes the meeting of these two is harmonious and fluid, and other times it is a violent and explosive collision.
The artist captures this moment, where new dimensions are born from the reactions that occur when these two worlds meet. During this process the roles of the visible and invisible trade places, creating a vision of a world that is not based on solid physical matter but on light, motion, energy, and infinite possibilities for creation and growth. Art Journalist Lara Verrochi describes his work:
“Graffiti-like forms fracture the canvas and expose the pulse hidden within the landscape. Neon birds bolt across the sky above dripping horizons. Vibrant color spins webs across the canvas while clouds simmer just below the surface. Fine art combines with multimedia and shrouds us in his surreal vision. They remind me of fireworks, the secret lining of the heart, outer space, rare fauna and alien calligraphy. His pieces are gentle yet energetic- executed with an intuitive style that submerges us in a dream. Like an abstract thought carrying blueprints.”
After showing Stephen in the 2012 exhibition titled, “Three”, Lot F Gallery is very excited to share with the world the artist's new work. Please join us to celebrate, at the opening reception on Friday, April 12th, 2013 at Lot F Gallery, from 7-11 pm.
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April 12th - May 3rd 2013