December 8 – 30, 2018
Opening Reception: December 8, 2 – 5 PM
Loop is proud to announce Orvieto Paintings, an exhibition of recent work by David Holt.
The paintings in this exhibition were completed over the past two years, and are part of a larger ongoing series of works involving history, architecture and religion. Most grew out of work from two summers in Orvieto, Italy. Some are based directly on sculpture from the Orvieto Duomo façade, while others reference a range of Early Christian, Byzantine and Medieval sources. Many are variations on emblematic (rather than narrative) depictions of Christian saints. Other paintings freely interpret the shapes found in religious architecture. The compositional grids of most of the paintings allow for a playful visual interplay of motifs.
The artist wishes to thank the Art in Orvieto program of the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto and Gordon College in Orvieto for their collegial support.
About the Artist
Holt is a painter whose works are in private collections in the USA and Canada. He has been a recipient of a painting grant from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation and an artist’s residency at the Ragdale Foundation. A professor of art for many years at Marymount College (later part of Fordham University) in Tarrytown, New York, he has lived and worked in Toronto since 2005, teaching art at Upper Canada College.
For more information, visit: https://sites.google.com/site/davidholtpaintings/