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Holly Lane
Caught in a Wind No One Else Felt
Silver gilded poplar and basswood, acrylic on panel

9.5 x 7.5 x 3 "

Schmidt Bingham Gallery

Holly Lane: Small Miracles

Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA  April 24 - May 18, 2001

Yellowstone Art Museum
Billings, MT  June 25 - August 15, 2001

Schmidt Bingham Gallery
New York, NY  September 5 - October 6, 2001

Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Connecticut College
New London, CT  October 13 - December 16, 2001

"Holly Lane creates paintings cradled and presented in elaborately carved three-dimensional frames that recall liturgical altarpieces of late Gothic and Renaissance times. Referencing traditional mythology as well as inventing her own, she has developed a complex personal symbology that presents her "eco-feminist" perspective, exploring the fundamental relationships and power structures that exist between man and woman, and between humans and the earth. The narratives of her paintings provide an incentive to move away from the more destructive aspects of these relationships in the past, towards a more positive, empathetic future interface. The atmospheric-plays of light and shadow in her paintings, combined with the biomorphic look of her landscapes and the luscious depth of space in her skies and horizons, intimate a merging of physical space with psychological space: she doesn't paint the scene outside her studio window, but rather a panorama of her thoughts and dreams." (Jo Farb Hernandez, Director, Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery, San Jose State University)

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