DESIRÉE HOLMAN: Selected Works

September 17 - October 8, 2016

CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions is pleased to present a selection of works by Desirée Holman on view from September 17 – October 8, 2016. The exhibition Selected Works pulls from three of Holman’s series: Troglodyte (2005), Heterotopias (2011) and Sophont (2013 – present).

Desirée Holman’s multi-sensory work positions groups of individuals and theatrical tools, like costumes or props, in settings that illuminate ideas of identity. Her work attempts to occupy British anthropologist Victor Turner’s notion of liminality, a transitional state of ritual wherein participants fully engaged in performance inhabit a series of new, hybrid identities. In this space, the artist’s work reveals a complex dialogue about truth and the experience of the ‘real’ world.

Selected Works is timed in accordance with a mini retrospective of five of Holman’s three-channel video installations in September at SFMOMA and a new commissioned performance debuting at the museum in March 2017.

This special exhibition is on view by appointment only. Please contact the gallery to schedule. info@cultexhibitions.com | 415 800 6604

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Holman holds a Masters degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Earning critical acclaim for her work, Holman was awarded a San Francisco Modern Museum of Art SECA award in 2008 and in 2007 the Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue award. From 2016-2017, she will be returning to SFMOMA as a fellow in the Film & Performance Department with a new works commission. Solo exhibitions of her work include the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles (2009), Montreal’s SKOL (2016), Denver’s Black Cube Nomadic Museum (2015), and the Berkeley Art Museum’s MATRIX program (2011). International exhibitions of Holman’s work include the Sao Paulo Museum of Modern Art, Berlin’s Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Milan’s BnD, and Toronto’s YYZ. Reviews of Holman’s work appeared in numerous publications including Artforum, Los Angeles Times, NY Arts, Artillery, San Francisco Chronicle and Artweek. She is based in Oakland, California.

Image credit: Aura Convergence, Desirée Holman, Crowley & Cayce, 2013, Goache on Paper, 36 × 72 inches
DESIRÉE HOLMAN, Aura Convergence, Crowley & Cayce, 2013, Goache on Paper, 36 × 72 inches
DESIRÉE HOLMAN, Sophont, 2012, Color Pencil on Paper, 16 × 16 inches (artwork) / 20 x 20 inches (framed)
DESIRÉE HOLMAN, Atavism, 2012, Color Pencil on Paper, 16 × 16 inch (artwork) / 20 x 20 inches (framed)
DESIRÉE HOLMAN, Aura, Norbert Wiener, 2014, Acrylic on Panel, 12 × 9 inches
DESIRÉE HOLMAN, Dancers Dancing in Their Own Digital Ectoplasmic Cocoons 1, 2011, Color Pencil, Mixed media, 24 × 36 inches
DESIRÉE HOLMAN, Dancers Dancing in Their Own Digital Ectoplasmic Cocoons 3, 2011, Color Pencil, Mixed media, 24 × 36 inches
DESIRÉE HOLMAN, Outer Space 2, 2014, Acrylic on Panel, 22 × 40 inches
DESIRÉE HOLMAN, Virtual Player Framework, 2010, Mixed Media Color Pencil on Paper, 16 × 16 inches (artwork) / 20 x 20 inches (framed)
DESIRÉE HOLMAN, Psionics 16, 2014, Wood, Acrylic Paint, Plastic, 39 × 12 × 12 inches
DESIRÉE HOLMAN, Outer Space 10, 2014, Acrylic on panel, 12 × 9 inches
DESIRÉE HOLMAN, Outer Space 9, 2014, Acrylic on panel, 12 × 9 inches

Current

VECINOS
October 27, 2017 - January 20, 2018

Past

RHONDA HOLBERTON: Still Life
January 10 – March 4, 2017

REBEKAH GOLDSTEIN: Release Me
October 21 - December 10, 2016

NO SHOW MUSEUM: Yves Klein, Maria Eichhorn, Daniel Knorr, Etc.
One Night Only: Monday, October 17, 2016

DESIRÉE HOLMAN: Selected Works
September 17 - October 8, 2016

SHE MOONAGE DAYDREAM:
Facundo Argañaraz, Leah Guadagnoli, Desirée Holman, Kara Joslyn, Max Maslansky, Liz Robb, Tamra Seal, Emily Weiner, & Cate White

July 16 - August 20, 2016

PABLO DÁVILA: Ladies & Gentlemen,
We Are Floating In Space

May 13 - July 9, 2016

MASAKO MIKI: Conversations with Fox, Feather, and Ghost
March 4 - April 30, 2016

SUZY POLING: Total Internal Reflection
January 15 - February 27, 2016

DAN GLUIBIZZI: You Don’t Have to be Alone Tonight
November 6 – December 19, 2015

FRANCESCO IGORY DEIANA: Haptic Render
September 11- October 31, 2015

SEXXXITECTURE: Daniel Gerwin, Rebekah Goldstein, Roman Liška, Max Maslansky, May Wilson & Jake Ziemann
July 1 - August 1, 2015

ADAM SORENSEN: In Situ
May 1 - June 27, 2015

KLARA KÄLLSTRÖM & THOBIAS FÄLDT: Village / High Hills
February 27 - April 25, 2015

PRINCE RAMA: How To Live Forever
January 25 – February 21, 2015

JOSEPH DUMBACHER & JOHN DUMBACHER: Divert (Out of Line)
November 7, 2014 – January 16, 2015

REBEKAH GOLDSTEIN: Passenger
September 12 – November 1, 2014

A PATTERN LANGUAGE: Michelle Grabner, Angie Wilson & Lena Wolff
June 20 - July 19, 2014

MICHELLE BLADE: Gathering Into Being
April 25th – June 7th, 2014

MIGUEL ARZABE: /*Reject Algorithms*/
March 7 – April 19, 2014

JACQUELINE KIYOMI GORDON: Drawings
March 7 – April 19, 2014

FRITZ CHESNUT: Purr Valley
& Rhonda Holberton

January 10 - February 22, 2014

UNSEEN: Miya Ando, Miguel Arzabe, Chris Duncan, Klea Mckenna & Dean Smith
November 10 - December 21, 2013

Past Off-Site Exhibitions

LAS COSAS QUE PINTAN / PAINTING IN AN EXPANSIVE FIELD
Works by Miguel Arzabe & Juan Sorrentino

April 9 – May 17, 2015

EBB: Gina Borg and Chris Russell at Loczi Design
December 10, 2014