ERIN CLULEY GALLERY is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by RILEY HOLLOWAY titled HOME opening on Saturday, April 4th, 2020 at 150 Manufacturing Street, Suite 210, with a reception from 5:00 - 8:00 pm, and on display through May 9th.
Riley Holloway’s work begins with the individual. An observer of people, he is inspired by the personalities, conversations, and unique looks of those with whom he comes in contact. HOME takes a more introspective approach to Holloway’s storytelling. Through paintings, works on paper, and small sculpture, Holloway highlights the people and elements involved in raising his family.
Holloway makes reference to the widely known African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child”. Realizing the sincere truth of this simple statement, Holloway captures everyday moments of life and simultaneously remembers those who are gone. Holloway’s exhibition is a personal narrative – telling the meaningful story of life at home.
Often accompanied by his written thoughts and graphic text, Holloway’s works are made with a combined approach of drawing and painting. Elements of charcoal and graphite lines are accompanied by traditional methods of oil painting. The end result finds visitors confronted with works which are unique yet familiar. Holloway’s paintings are rich in storytelling and free from constraint.
Holloway received a Nasher Sculpture Center Artist Microgrant in 2019 to support production for HOME.
About Riley Holloway:
Hunting Prize finalist and figurative painter Riley Holloway, currently works out of Dallas, TX. Born in Los Angeles, Holloway relocated to Arlington at a young age. Growing up, he developed an early interest in art, learning from his mother, who is an artist herself. He attended The Art Institute of Dallas and the Florence Academy of Art, after which he was awarded an artist residency at The Fairmont Hotel in Dallas. Following this residency, Holloway had his first solo exhibition at The Gallery located in the Fairmont in 2013. He has shown in Fort Worth, San Francisco, Dallas, and Capetown, South Africa.
About Erin Cluley Gallery:
Erin Cluley Gallery is a contemporary art gallery representing emerging, mid-career, and established artists from Dallas and the United States. The gallery presents a provocative program of artists working in both traditional and alternative forms including painting, sculpture, new media, photography, sculptural installation and public intervention.
In 2014, Erin Cluley Gallery ignited a creative movement in West Dallas acting as a hub for visual arts and community engagement. After nearly five years on Fabrication Street, the gallery has moved its operations to Riverbend – a development in Dallas’ Design District celebrating the intersection between culture and commerce.