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Our Shared Past: Highlight on Christie Holechek



Written by Nicole Gaudier

Christie Holechek ‘s work Something Blew  will be in the Our Shared Past exhibition, on view in the Stein Gallery from December 17, 2013 to May 25, 2014.

A statement from the artist:

“Christie Holechek reconstructs her most definitive moments in life as fragmented optical illusions of impossible beauty. On a single canvas, she paints an unstable debris field steeped in color as it violently erupts into a radial motion projecting out from its internal source. Its dense and dark matter releases shards of emotion into the painting’s conventional frame as fragmented lines and inventive shapes of light, but does not expand beyond the edges of the composition. On the surface, transparent and decaying structures resembling honeycomb, wasp nests and spider webs converge and collide to trap any fleeting memories trying to escape. Any remains are pushed back into the fissures and cracks already carved out from the past.”

Christie Holechek, Something Blew, 2013, from the film still Looking Glass, Mixed media on canvas

Christie Holechek, Something Blew, 2013, from the film still Looking Glass, Mixed media on canvas

There will be artist appearances at the Stein Gallery January through April. Each Saturday, artists from the exhibition will be in the Gallery from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Others will make appearances throughout the day on Weaver Free Saturdays, and on Tuesday evenings during the exhibition.


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