Edward Holland: Celestial Sea

March 16 - June 16, 2024 

For the past decade, painter Edward Holland has used the constellations of the Zodiac and their related myths as a formal and conceptual foundation for his collage-based abstractions. Celestial Sea highlights Holland’s breadth of expression with twelve new paintings and several suites of related works on paper. Star positions, mythological references, and astrological allusions are embedded within each composition to balance Holland’s gestural mark-making with blocks of color. Holland sees an overlap between a constellation signifying a myth and a painting’s ability to present a narrative, both of which can be done using abstract forms.