Monday, April 26, 2010

Vermilion Quotations

Among Holland's thousands of trance-channelled "Crispy Cards" (small chipboard sharpie drawings with paint, done as quickly as possible and without conscious or rational thought) are a subset which consists of merely quoting song lyrics.

Although these have never been collected together and arranged as such, they are a vestige of an art exhibition that never came to fruition. Tentatively titled Holland's Vermilion Quotations (apparently punning on the reference book Bartlett's Familiar Quotations), it would have consisted of hundreds of these Crispy Cards papering the walls in a checkerboard pattern. Said Holland of the project:

"Taken alone, a single one of these cards is frankly underwhelming. But when you fill an entire wall with them, then the net effect is... well, probably still underwhelming, but in an audacious way."

Holland has indicated that the show will happen sooner or later, when the time is right. "All in time."

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Intergalactic Cupcake

Intergalactic Cupcake, acrylic on paper, 2006.

Painted during Holland's time at the Cinderblock Gallery on Louisville's Main Street, Intergalactic Cupcake has appeared in many places and has been shown in numerous exhibitions.

It has also featured prominently in the backgrounds of Holland's art-photography work, usually shot in his studio. It was displayed at the Jefferson County Confidential solo photo exhibition, alongside photos it appeared in. These photos also have been exhibited in group shows in Europe.

Reportedly, a metal lunchbox featuring the image was planned by a Los Angeles company in 2008 but the merchandising project never materialized.