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Tom Holland
BILLY, 1975 Constructed Mixed Media Painting, Wall Sculpture

1975

$1,800

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BILLY, 1975, epoxy painting on riveted fiberglass and aluminum, titled signed and dated verso . Gallery label from Obelisk Gallery, Boston, MA Tom Holland (born 1936 in Seattle, Washington, United States) is an American visual artist. Holland is known for creating a style of art that may use fiberglass (or fibreglass), aluminum (or aluminium), epoxy paint, plywood, beads, oil paint, palette knives, marble, copper, paper, and clay. For clay he uses watercolor, acrylic urethane, and ceramic glazes.[ Holland began his formal art education at the University of California at Berkeley, where he was influenced by David Park who was a member of the art faculty. Other artists, among them Richard Diebenkorn and Elmer Bischoff, working at this time in Berkeley, contributed to the development of Holland's artistic and personal style as a young student. Following his time at Cal, he travelled to Santiago, Chile, as a Fulbright Grant recipient. Contemporary practice His beginning as a painter was labeled "funky". It wasn't until Holland began to work with aluminum that he achieved critical acclaim. His work has been described as taking inspiration from Cubism, Futurism, and Constructivism, and he has been called one of California's most important contemporary artists and was featured in Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945–1980: An Illustrated History. Holland works primarily with fiberglass and aluminum to create free-standing and wall installations, a style that has been said to encompass Abstract Expressionism. He creates his art by riveting metal to the fiberglass or aluminum, then using epoxy paint to add other elements to the piece which add depth, light, and color. His work has been labeled exhilarating[3] and visually challenging, playing games and distorting the three-dimensional space. Holland is represented by Bivins Gallery in Dallas, Texas. Awards 1959 : Fulbright Fellowship 1975–1976 : National Endowment for the Arts Sculpture Grant 1980 : Guggenheim Fellowship Solo exhibitions 1966 : Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles 1970 : Neuendorf Gallery, Hamburg 1972 : Felicity Samuel Gallery, London 1972 : San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco 1980 : James Corcoran Gallery – Santa Monica 1982 : Corcoran Gallery 1983 : Bank of America Galleries, Santa Monica 1989 : Persons and Lindell Gallery, Helsinki 1994 : San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose 1995 : Triton Museum, Silicon Valley 2002 : John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco 2017 : Bivins Gallery Group exhibitions 1973 : Whitney Museum of American Art, New York 1965 : University of Texas, University Art Museum, Austin 1969 : Corcoran Gallery 1970 : Museum of Modern Art, New York 1977 : Watson/de Nagy & Company 1981 : Museum of Modern Art, New York 1984 : San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco 1996 : Los Angeles County Museum, of Art, Los Angeles 2004 : The National Academy, New York 2005 : Tucson Museum of Art 2017 : Bivins Gallery, Dallas Notable collections Anderson Collection Berkeley Art Museum Brooklyn Museum Charles Schwab Company Chicago Art Institute Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art Denver Art Museum Di Rosa Collections Duker Collection Federal Reserve Bank, San Francisco Los Angeles County Museum* Mayfield Fund Museum of Modern Art, New York Oakland Museum of California The Official Residence of the United States Ambassador to Switzerland Palm Springs Desert Museum San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco Museum of Modern Art The Santa Barbara Museum of Art Collection Seattle Art Museum Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Whitney Museum of American Art

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