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GET IT :: Gordon Holden on Exhibition A


GETIT — Check out Gordon Holden’s new limited edition print released by Exhibition A.  I love the play on words here. For me, I think “USPS Post Mortem” because I hate the US mail service and can’t wait for it to go bankrupt….I also love our silly art world and any innuendo about post-modernism.  Gordon rules, ’nuff said….also he had one of the most creative/techie bottles inside Lori’s SCOPE Miami booth.


It’s hard to say which is more endangered: our national bird or snail mail? Two elements of this familiar image—the Eagle Symbol and the logotype—combine to form a corporate identity, which Gordon Holden grants his witty stamp of approval. Often satirical or sarcastic, Holden describes his work as “a collection of things to like and dislike”– his playful curiosity highlighting the idea that things are often not what they appear to be. His recent show with Schoph and Corey Smith at Paul Loya Gallery focused on the society that surrounds us, aiming to provoke discernment in the viewer.  We love the trademark quality of this print working in the tradition of a great Parra, Mike Mills or Geoff McFetridge image. via Exhibition A


Gordon Holden was born in 1985 in suburban USA. After graduating from the University of Vermont, never having studied fine arts, he discovered that the only way to live in a world that strives for perfection is to do just the opposite. His work captures visual and tactile expression through the conflation of pop culture and personally-derived abstract apprehension. His cynical observation produces works that are both whimsical and thought-provoking. He is represented by Paul Loya Gallery and his work has been exhibited at The Institute Library, Art On a Gallery, Homeostasis Lab, and will be part of the forthcoming Recto and Verso at The Howard Art Project, opening February 28th.

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