Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Heather Gaudio Fine Art
66 Elm Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
This is the first solo exhibition of the artist at the gallery. The show will open with a public reception on February 10th, 4-6 pm, and will run through March 17th.
Landscape, 2018, Painted white ash, 99 x 34 x 12 inches
Holmes engages the viewer with beautiful abstract three-dimensional forms created out of natural wood. Using traditional wood-working techniques, he starts by soaking 12-foot long planks to make the naturally rigid material more malleable. Improvising as he works, Holmes bends, twists and coils the slabs into graceful sinewy forms, then joins them to become stunning free-standing or wall-mounted sculptures. He stains them with color or leaves them natural with a clear resin finish. On view will be new free-standing and wall-mounted sculptures in addition to a large site-specific installation.