• Andrew Holmquist: Marco (Polo)
    Installation view, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago
    September 7 – November 9, 2013
    Photo: Clare Britt

Andrew Holmquist: Marco (Polo)

September 7—November 9, 2013


Carrie Secrist Gallery presents Andrew Holmquist Marco (Polo) on view from September 7 to October 12, 2013.

Please join the gallery for a reception for the artist on Friday, September 20 from 5 to 8 PM in conjunction with the Expo Chicago Art Fair.

In his second solo exhibition with the gallery, Andrew Holmquist presents new painting, sculpture, print work and installation that reveal the depth and dynamism of his studio practice. Known for rich pictures formed with copious ribbons of paint situated within a layered physical space, Holmquist further investigates the medium of painting in Marco (Polo). Raw, large-scale brushstrokes explore personal identity through a sunlit palette reminiscent of summer days spent poolside.

New sculptures in Marco (Polo) extend from and mimic Holmquist’s painting technique. In one new structure, a steel framework coated in lemon yellow pigment, straight and contour lines echo manicured paint drips. Formal yet playful, Holmquist’s steel bonds expand his brushstrokes to the third dimension.

In addition, Holmquist’s consideration of illustrative technique and painterly lushness translate to his human-scale archival digital prints. In six scenic images, a bold violet tone overshadows cyan and magenta hues to create depth. Floating abstractions of male limbs, kickboards, and beach towels further memorialize the pool to underscore notions of freedom and self-discovery.

Finally, Holmquist includes a projected light installation in a magenta tonal spectrum. As hot pink light transposes the space at varying intervals, it forms an enveloping aura. The viewer thus enters one of the artist’s scenes and encounters the enigmatic qualities of abstraction so prevalent in his paintings, sculptures, and prints.

Please join the gallery for the following events taking place in conjunction with this exhibition:

-Expo Chicago Art Fair, September 19-22 at Navy Pier (Booth #216) -Gallery Weekend Chicago, September 19-22

For more information please contact Stevie Greco at 312.491.0917.

Images

  • Give and Receive, 2013
    Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
    Diptych, 60 x 80 inches

  • Armature, 2013
    Powder coated steel
    92 h. x 82 x 43 inches

  • Andrew Holmquist: Marco (Polo)
    Installation view, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago
    September 7 – November 9, 2013
    Photo: Clare Britt

  • Andrew Holmquist: Marco (Polo)
    Installation view, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago
    September 7 – November 9, 2013
    Photo: Clare Britt

  • Andrew Holmquist: Marco (Polo)
    Installation view, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago
    September 7 – November 9, 2013
    Photo: Clare Britt

  • Basketball Goldfish, 2013
    Oil and spray paint on canvas
    58 x 48 inches

  • Total Fitness, 2013
    Oil and spray paint on canvas
    58 x 48 inches

  • Smack, Flip, Twist, 2013
    Mixed media on paper
    Each piece: 27 1/2 x 22 x 1 1/2 inches, framed
    Photo: Clare Britt

  • Big Leap, 2013
    Oil and spray paint on canvas
    72 x 84 inches

  • Andrew Holmquist: Marco (Polo)
    Installation view, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago
    September 7 – November 9, 2013
    Photo: Clare Britt

  • Phantom Geisha, 2013
    Installation view
    Archival inkjet prints
    77 x 44 inches each
    Edition of five and two Artist’s Proofs

  • Phantom Geisha, 2013
    Installation view
    Archival inkjet prints
    77 x 44 inches each
    Edition of five and two Artist’s Proofs

  • Phantom Geisha, 2013
    Acrylic and vinyl on panel
    77 x 44 inches

  • Andrew Holmquist: Marco (Polo)
    Installation view, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago
    September 7 – November 9, 2013
    Photo: Clare Britt

  • Ricochet, 2013
    Oil and spray paint on aluminum
    16 h. x 42 x 36 inches

  • Balancing Act, 2013
    Acrylic and oil on canvas; steel and acrylic on shelf
    Painting: 26 x 20 inches
    Object: 22 h. x 12 x 9 inches
    Shelf: 2 h. x 12 x 10 inches

  • Rosy Fingered Dawn, 2013
    Installation view
    Stair ladder, overhead projector, file rack, clipboards
    Dimensions vary
    Photo: Clare Britt

  • Rosy Fingered Dawn, 2013
    Installation view
    Stair ladder, overhead projector, file rack, clipboards
    Dimensions vary
    Photo: Clare Britt

Selected Press