TOM HOLT // HEMISPHERES
On view: July 1, 2016 - August 31, 2016
The Front, Eleven Twenty Projects: 1120 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14209
In conjunction with Drawn & Quartered, Eleven Twenty Projects is also pleased to announce a new installation in the front window of the gallery. For this exhibit, Tom Holt has created a new mural entitled Hemispheres. Holt simply saw the walls as a blank sheet of sketchbook paper and envisioned the work as an unplanned, large-scale homage to his daily practice. The mural is a monochromatic offering of bright red on a white background with no planned subject matter. He mimicked the approach and feel of his sketchbooks, by working in his playful free-form style.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Tom Holt is a painter, muralist, and installation artist born in Carmel, NY He received a BS in visual arts at the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2002. Holt’s work ranges in scale from small pencil or ink drawings and mixed media paintings to wall-sized murals. He frequently draws from the visual languages of street art, advertising, cartoons, comic books, anime, and the video game and skateboard culture of his youth. His work has been exhibited at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Castellani Art Museum and Buffalo Arts Studio, and his mural work can be seen on many buildings throughout Buffalo. His work is included in the Burchfield Penney Art Center, and numerous private collections.
Launched in March 2016, “The Front” is a public exhibition space that presents a new and unique public art experience in the window of the gallery at 1120 Main Street. The space measures 4’ x 40’ and invites a variety of uses, from paintings, drawings, video, and temporary performance to imaginative site-specific installations. Programming for The Front will showcase independent installations, as well as complement current gallery exhibits.