Carrie Secrist Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Andrew Holmquist opening September 9, 2011. Integrating painting, drawing and collage techniques to investigate space and movement, Andrew Holmquist’s pieces explore the tension between representation and abstraction.
In the main gallery, Holmquist shows a complete series of paintings embodying his intuitive gestures and logical problem solving. Employing recognizable and imaginative imagery, the artist utilizes thick, layered brushstrokes to create an almost muddy texture and depth to reinforce space. Holmquist’s gestural expressions demonstrate his internal thoughts and spiritual viewpoint; however, he also mines art history for referents, making nods to the limited palette of Rembrandt or the ribbon-like brushstrokes of Titian.
Holmquist’s daily paintings, experiments in technique meant to capture fleeting thoughts and images, are on view in gallery two. Comprised of small-scale paintings and drawings, the daily series emphasizes process in the artist’s studio practice. An exercise in temporality, the installation in gallery two changes daily, challenging the viewer to visit multiple times in order to understand the artist’s total perspective.