Fort Works Art is pleased to announce Spectrum, the return of Riley Holloway for his second Solo Exhibition with the gallery. His first exhibition, The People I’ve Come to Know in 2016, was about just that. Consisting of 27 large-scale paintings, the artist was hand selected by gallerist Lauren Childs as the sole artist she wanted to open her brick-and-mortar gallery with. The show was a massive success and propelled Holloway onto the scene. He followed that success with multiple showings and a feature in Miami during SCOPE 2016 during Art Basel.
Spectrum will feature Holloway’s latest works from the last 6 months, where he studies and explores the spectrum of portraiture while engaging in new techniques. The collection of work is cohesive in size and includes oil paintings and framed sketches. To contrast his earlier works Holloway will showcase an increased use of the palette knife as it pertains to his painting style. By focusing on the composition and design aspects of the works and his dramatic use of light, his portraits embody the stories and experiences that make up his subjects. He depicts friends and family, including his Uncle Babe who can be spotted sleeping in many of Riley’s paintings and studies. These figures resonate. They resonate because they are authentic. Holloway is simply painting what he sees and what he knows. This coupled with his incredible technique bring forth works that are not only relatable but significant and powerful.
July 5- August 25, 2018 at Fort Works Art, 2100 Montgomery St, Fort Worth TX
Opening Reception July 7, 201812-9 pm (open gallery) 6-9 pm (evening party)
Enjoy an open bar and music from DJ Ronnie Heart