HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD! a joint exhibition celebrating the history and influence of the Holly Solomon Gallery, from its origins in the groundbreaking exhibitions and performances at 98 Greene Street to the eponymous gallery that made collector-turned-dealer Holly Solomon into a style icon and one of the most influential gallerists of her generation. The exhibition is co-curated by Mixed Greens’ Heather Bhandari and Steven Sergiovanni (a former director of Holly Solomon Gallery), and Pavel Zoubok, whose program of contemporary collage/mixed-media was profoundly influenced by Solomon’s example. From her important contributions in the fields of conceptual and site-specific art to her pioneering of Pattern & Decoration during the 1970s, what emerges is a portrait of a complex and courageous woman who has left an indelible mark on the cultural landscape.
HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD! will be accompanied by a full-color catalogue with essay by Erik La Prade, author of a forthcoming biography of Holly Solomon.