HADLEY HOLLIDAY  
One with the Sun: New Paintings
January 18 – March 23, 2013

 

Hadley Holliday's abstract paintings have been described as kaleidoscopic, fluid and psychedelic. In acrylic paint, she creates intricate and interwoven patterns exploring space and depth. She contrasts geometric structure – often a radiating framework of interlocking circles – with the fluid nature of poured paint. Although her references to astronomy are less literal than those of John Torreano, titles such as Strange Radiance and Sun King suggest the light emanating from celestial bodies. While completely contemporary in scale and feeling, Holliday's paintings contain many allusions to the history of abstraction. In spirit, they recall the stained surfaces of pigment on unprimed canvas characteristic of color field painters from the Washington School such as Morris Louis and Helen Frankenthaler. One can also see the influence of early twentieth century watercolorists and painters such as Arthur Dove or Georgia O'Keefe. Hadley Holliday lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts and her B.F.A. and M.A. from the University of Kansas. Her paintings are widely exhibited and published.

 

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Sun King, 2012
Acrylic, gold leaf and oil on canvas
67 x 50 inches
Blissed Out, 2011
Acrylic on canvas
66 x 60 inches

Strange Radiance, 2012
Acrylic and silver leaf on canvas
60 x 60 inches
Fire Season, 2012
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 inches
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Sky Vault, 2012
Acrylic and silver leaf on canvas
60 x 60 inches
Sliver Star, 2012
Acrylic and silver leaf on canvas
60 x 60 inches
Untitled, 2013
Acrylic and silver leaf on canvas
20 x 18 inches
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Acrylic and silver leaf on canvas
20 x 18 inches
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Acrylic and silver leaf on canvas
20 x 18 inches
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Acrylic and silver leaf on canvas
20 x 18 inches
Icon, 2012
Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Icon, 2012
Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Untitled Poured Square, 2012
Acrylic and silver leaf on canvas
30 x 30 inches