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BENEATH
An Exhibition by
Hollis Hildebrand-Mills

ABOUT

BENEATH

An Exhibition by Hollis Hildebrand-Mills

 

Ceres Gallery

547 West 27th Street, Suite 201

New York, NY 10001

September 6 – October 1, 2022

Reception for the Artist: Thursday, September 8th – 6 to 8 PM

Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday 12 noon to 6 PM

212 947-6100

www.ceresgallery.org

 

In 2019, I started three paintings. Jerry Saltz, in an Instagram Direct Message to me, stated that allover abstraction is good, but it’s “better” to have a central figure or object. I chose to isolate the central figure from the confusion of the abstraction, by using little “stars” or round wheels with spokes found in ice molds – little stars forming a circle.

When COVID 19 hit the U.S. in 2020, and people were dying then by the millions, these spoke-y, spooky little circles looked like spores (germs) and the skulls represented to the viewer the death of the population. It seemed at the time what I didn’t know in 2019 became what was to come.

Evolving out of the theme of this series came school shootings, random deaths, anger about gun control (on both sides), virtual learning, abortion rights and the talk in schools about transgender (how young, etc.).

BENEATH is focused on the idea that the artist concentrates on the work with clear ideas. But what surrounds the artist (the state of the world and the force of the future), when working, is what the artist picks up subconsciously.

At least, that’s how I do it.

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GALLERY

Echinacea
Echinacea

48 x 36 in (2020) Acrylic, Collage and Oil on Canvas

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Death in the Family
Death in the Family

24 x 48 in (2021) Acrylic, Oil and Collage on Canvas

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Swim Over The Deepest Ocean
Swim Over The Deepest Ocean

60 x 48 in (2020) Acrylic, Collage and Oil on Canvas

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All Over the World
All Over the World

11 x 15 in (2020) Acrylic, Collage and Oil on Paper

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Cross
Cross

8 x 10.5 in (2020) Acrylic, Collage and Oil on Paper

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Skull / They Won
Skull / They Won

8 x 10.5 in (2020) Acrylic, Collage and Oil on Paper

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Happiness Killer
Happiness Killer

8 x 10.5 in (2020) Acrylic, Collage and Oil on Paper

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Body Parts
Body Parts

8 x 10 in (2019) Acrylic, Collage and Oil on Canvas

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Before the Deluge
Before the Deluge

8 x 8 in (2019) Acrylic, Oil and Collage on Board

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CONTACT

HOLLIS

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HOLLIS HILDEBRAND-MILLS

1083 Austin Avenue N.E., Room 208 Atlanta, GA 30307

Email: artbyhhm@gmail.com
Cell: 404-219-1388

Gallery Tel:  212-947-6100

www.ceresgallery.org

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