What I do is quite complex and organically created much the way I used to paint. People like to compartmentalize, to fit things into tidy boxes, but this is too new to understand and that is why I call it liminal. It is in a creative state of transition. Interesting that Jean Dubuffet said that it is the artist’s job to invent and not to replicate. People have been asking me for years ‘what app’ did I use. No apps. This is not replicating painting but moving photography beyond that which we know.
Long Island has a rich history in inspiring artists. Painters and Photographers share a love of color and light and probably share some techniques as well…but the mediums of expression are different. Most people think I am a painter and that is why I call my work Photo-Liminal…because it starts as a photographic file but becomes something else.
Cuba Libre Light
Cuba is a land of enchantment and there is so much more to Cuba that we have been prevented from seeing and knowing. Their indomitable spirit of creativity, ingenuity, joie de vivre is rampant and contagious. Cuba is poor but not impoverished. Cuba Libre Light will make you want to dance and, perhaps, make Cuba your next travel destination!
For Holly Gordon, the world presents her with infinite palettes of color…and sometimes the digital darkroom takes her vision far beyond photography, as we know it. Venturing into the digital darkroom has expanded the fluidity of her work as well as her innovative universe. This exhibition, FLORAbundance, combines her creativity as both painter and photographer. Although she stopped painting with a brush twenty years ago, the two mediums are reunited through lens and technology.
A Boating pARTy
Years ago it was Gordon’s photograph Foggy Harbor that moored John Ellsworth and Holly Gordon together and Jeff Urquhart’s friendship with John flowed into this triple-feature friendSHIP exhibition that debuts at fotofoto gallery in September 2017. This photography raftup celebrates their love for boats and water. It will be A Boating pARTy! Please join us for the reception Saturday, September 2nd, from 5-7pm. The exhibition runs from August 30 – September 23, 2017.
The Brush/Lens PROJECT 2017
The Brush/Lens Project, a creative collaboration on many levels, is having its New York-metro area debut at the Salena Gallery of the LIU Brooklyn campus. This spacious gallery on the first floor of the Library Learning Center has a wall of glass that integrates the bustling campus courtyard with the gallery interior that will feature 42 paired works of Holly Gordon’s photographic art with Ward Hooper’s paintings.
The Brush/Lens PROJECT 2015
The Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery of the Art League of Long Island in Dix Hills is a spacious two floor gallery and 52 pieces of work pairing the new photographic art of Holly Gordon that she describes as beyond photography with the watercolor paintings by renown Northport painter, Ward Hooper.
Ode to Kodak
This exhibition is a travel epic of the creative evolution of how I saw the world as well as it is a documentation of worldwide travel and includes the presence of Kodak around the globe! This exhibition also celebrates the role Kodak played in the evolution of Holly Gordon’s creativity as she grew and traveled and developed as a person and as an artist.
Holly Meets Hokusai
Stripping Nature’s outer layers, Holly reveals Nature’s raw power and energy in this growing body of work. Merging photography with her background in lithography and woodcuts, she is an integral fiber in the continuum of creativity and the boundless evolution of photography.
Monet and Me
The magic and vibrancy of Monet’s Garden and the Impressionist perspective is infused into the contemporary reality of Holly’s photographic vision. This exhibition is a visual choreography between the artist and light as well as a continuation of the historic legacy of Claude Monet and the Impressionist Movement.
Antarctica: Journey to the Extreme
These 40 color photographs will dazzle your senses with their chilling fragility and beauty. Intimate portraits of jaunty penguins will entertain and endear you. Visit Antarctica without crossing the Drake Passage!
Galapagos: Face to Face
An intimate portrait of 50 color photographs of the extraordinary Galapagos Islands, located 600 miles west of Ecuador. A visual celebration of nature’s determination to endure in all its harshness and wonder.