Monday, March 03, 2008

Patrick Holderfield at Project 4


March 8 – April 12, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 8, 6:00 - 8:30pm

Collectors Preview: Friday, March 7, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Project 4 presents a drawing and sculpture installation by Seattle-based artist Patrick Holderfield.

Drawing from diverse associations and sources, Patrick Holderfield endeavors to create work that requires an emotional and intellectual engagement. His goal is to offer some type of authentic experience inciting the viewer’s contemplation of his or herself in relation to the larger world through the poetic use of both familiar and idiosyncratic imagery.

This current body of work centers around a series of drawings portraying environments that suggest pilgrimage, inappropriate expressions of emotions, transformation and conflict. Using the landscape as a grounding element, these scenes of tragedy and eloquence analogize current political, social and personal happenings. The accompanying sculptures and site-specific installations are seen as an extension of the drawings referencing boundaries and nature: specifically, the space, physically and psychologically, that confines and defines an environment.

"My vision is of the individual setting off on a journey that is both benevolent and malevolent and where the two are not so clear," says Holderfield. "It is also what’s found along the way"

Patrick Holderfield holds a BFA from State University College in Buffalo NY. His work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions across the Pacific Northwest including the Tacoma Art Museum, Frye Art Museum and James Harris Gallery in Seattle. His work is in collections including the Tacoma Art Museum, Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, and the City of Seattle.

For additional information please Contact:
Anne Surak, Director
Rebecca Jones, Assistant Gallery Director

Project 4
903 u street nw
washington dc 20001
tel: 202 232 4340
wednesday-friday 2-6 pm saturday noon-6 pm and by appointment

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