“Resistance,” works by Don Holladay, continues in The Depot Gallery, 200 S. Jones, through February 24, 2019. A closing reception will be held in conjunction with the February 8 Art Walk from 6 to 9 pm. Music will be provided by classical/jazz guitarist Larry Hammett from 7 to 9 pm. There is no admission charge.
Don Holladay has been creating art since 1973. His studio includes an etching press and many of his images originate from the printmaking process. “The common aspect of this show’s figurative pieces is a resistance of the images to easy identification. Most are isolated, ambiguous figures without an obvious narrative” Holladay says. “Other works in the exhibit are created using non-traditional materials—burlap, string, house paint, joint compound, sand, collaged photographs, gravel, and the like. Working with alternative materials allows me to mentally connect with inspirational artists of the past, ones who resisted traditional methodology and chose to experiment.”
Holladay’s pieces are found in university, private and corporate collections. His work has been selected in regional and international juried competitions; and has been displayed in art publications and magazines. He is Board Chair of the Oklahoma Arts Institute Foundation. He and his wife Kay reside in Norman. He holds a law degree from the OU College of Law.
New hours for The Depot Gallery, 200 S. Jones, are Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 2 pm and on Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm, beginning with this exhibit. Admission is always free.
Exhibits at The Depot Gallery are made possible, in part, by grants from the Norman Arts Council and the Oklahoma Arts Council, and by individual donors.