THAT WAS NOW

THAT WAS NOW

CURRENT WORK

Abstract Expressionistic Paintings


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"THAT WAS NOW"

Artist Statement: This body of work represents the lack of control we have in many aspects of our lives, and the beauty we can discover in letting go and surrendering to that knowledge.

My work begins with the careful preparation of a rich and subtly complex surface. Through a process combining carefully controlled and spontaneous painting, I develop an improvised dialog between internal and external forces. The result is a visual actualization of this communication. This work reveals glimpses of the ever-present, yet mysterious interaction between free will and fate.

TRANSITION WORK

TRANSITION WORK

Mixed Media Paintings


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"TRANSITION WORK"

Paintings from the time between THAT WAS NOW and STRATA.

STRATA

STRATA

Mixed Media Transfer Collage Paintings


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"STRATA"

My transfer collage paintings begin with found images that I alter digitally. Through a gel transfer technique, these images are made into transparent layers of collage. Gel transfers take on a life of their own, responding and developing differently every time. The transparent layers also interact in unexpected ways. This is when concept steps aside and the work begins to guide me. I use various drawing and painting techniques to enhance the new direction of the work. The final product is the result of communication between my conscious intentions and the life the work takes on itself.

Holly C. Conger, MFA

Holly Conger

Contemporary Abstract Artist

Master of Fine Arts, Drawing and Painting

2014, Utah State University - Logan, Utah


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