Gallery News & Events
Paintings and Sculptures
A new exhibition by veteran artist TOM HOLLAND, widely known and admired, opens March 16th (reception March 19th) at Jan Baum Gallery after a 12-year hiatus. Since the 70’s, TOM HOLLAND’S rich and ravishing paintings have been shown regularly on the East and West Coasts. The new “Pope Canyon Series”, HOLLAND’S most recent work, is inspired by a piece of land in the Pope Valley in Napa County in Northern California. The colors, forms and weather moods of the land have provided HOLLAND with his landscape references, always the primary inspiration for his work. HOLLAND uses the materials he began using 35 years ago when he was living in Los Angeles and teaching at UCLA. He needed to use materials which were light and strong but did not require a frame or stretcher bars. He began using fiberglass and aluminum, making pieces of color, which hang on the wall like stiff tapestry or stand away from the wall like wrapped, freestanding pieces. The thin edges allow the painting or freestanding piece to become part of the space, whether hanging or standing in that space. His materials are epoxy on aluminum. HOLLAND’S work may be seen in many museums and collections across the country. He is represented in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Los Angeles. He currently resides in Berkeley.