The Armory Show

March 7-10, 2013

Jessica Silverman Gallery is pleased to present “Destined to Disappear,” a solo booth by Desireée Holman, on view at The Armory Show from March 7-10, 2013.

Desirée Holman is interested in everything spacey, including astrology, aliens, auras, harmonic convergence, mysticism, occultism, animal magnetism and a myriad of other spiritual pseudo-sciences. She is obsessed with the leaps of faith we choose and refuse to make everyday. In this new body of work, Holman explores the iconography and aesthetics associated with these realms, treating fringe fantasies as if they were fact. The sensuous works, which consist of gouache and airbrush paint on paper, seem to float above the page. Art historically, they channel Francesco Goya’s monstrous Saturn, Mark Rothko’s mystical color fields and Vija Celmins’s starscapes. Holman moves swiftly and easily between figure and abstraction, terrestrial and extraterrestrial, new and old ages. Indeed, the subject matter of her work bears witness to intense conviction but at the same time seems destined to disappear.

Desirée Holman was born in Montgomery, Alabama in 1974. She has a BFA from the California College of the Arts and an MFA from University of California, Berkeley. She has exhibited internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art Sao Paulo, Brazil; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. Her work is part of numerous museum permanent collections including the Berkeley Art Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Hammer Museum.
The Armory Show
Armory Focus: USA, Booth #905
Pier 92 & 94
711 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10019