Katheryn Holt and Holly Van Hart
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Concurrent solo shows for mixed-media artists:
Katheryn Holt: “Passage of Time”
Holly Van Hart: “Embracing it All”
Friday, May 11, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
[Pictured: Above all things, Holly Van Hart]
Katheryn Holt paints memory. Her abstract paintings are infused with half-remembered landscapes.
Destination and disappearance are her running themes. The need for escape conjoins with a desire for a sense of stability and home, expressing itself in her imaginary dreamscape paintings through techniques of layering rich transparent oil color over silkscreened text from television scripts her father wrote and elusive photo imagery from her mother’s magazines of the day.
Although the paintings are grounded by line and narrative imagery, a strong sense of movement and passage of time is never far from her compositions.
Recently this thesis has begun to manifest in her work through painterly depictions of disappearing land and sea masses caused by global warming. The lifetime theme of memory and loss of place continues to animate and shift both hers and the viewer’s visual identification of what is real and what is imagined in the world today.
Holly Van Hart‘s work explores her fascination with the limitless opportunities we have in our lives. Images of abstracted forests, trees, fields, and flowers are used to symbolize abundance and the generation of new life and new ideas.
Each of her paintings is a journey, requiring many layers of paints, and much inspection and introspection over a period of months.
100 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941