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Eric Holzman: Drawings

The art of Eric Holzman is an enduring source of astonishment and delight.  It is tempting to think of him as a latter day Symbolist: his paintings and works on paper fuse a mystical sensibility and an old masterly touch with ongoing modernist concerns.  An aura of timelessness that surrounds his work does not diminish in any way its freshness and sense of presence.

His work has been exhibited regularly since 1977 and is widely admired.  This, however, is the first comprehensive survey of his works on paper.  Selected by the poet and critic Nathan Kernan, who is also the author of a sensitive essay on his drawings, it includes a variety of subjects and approaches: landscape, in particular tree studies, clouds and Eastern religious figures relate closely to his paintings; less familiar motifs, including portraits of loved ones and still lifes, seem to offer a more personal insight into the artist’s sensibility.  But whatever the subject, intimacy with materials and means remains a hallmark of his vision.

We are very grateful to Eric and Nathan for making such a beautiful and inspiring show.  Thanks are also offered to the Jennifer Junko Cooke and Elena Skvirskaya who installed the exhibition, to Ariel Churnin for her help in creating this website, and to Eyal Danieli, David Gayle and Poppy Luca for their help with framing.

Eric Holzman wishes to thank several people for their generous support of this exhibition: Jeff Lewis, James Klopenberg, John Bliss, and Gerard and Diane Koeppel.

Graham Nickson
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David Cohen
Gallery Director

Essay: Notes by Michael Brenson

 

Selected Works

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