- Steve Holler, Artist
Gallery 10, in Sutter Creek, welcomes Steve Holler as the featured artist for the month of December.
The concept of connection is fundamental in the execution of Holler’s acrylic paintings and graphite drawings. The connection between the painter’s interpretation of a subject and the emotional connection made by the viewer is at the essence of the artistic experience. It is the artist’s goal to interpret his subject with a unique and personal point-of-view. Selecting the subject, may come through a long period of evaluation or it may be an instantaneous moment of inspiration. Perhaps the most magical connection is made when the work of art is viewed by an audience. Each viewer will bring an individual response to the same painted image. The color, texture, shapes, subject matter, etc. may have unique interpretations by each member of the audience. The viewer will make an individual connection with the image or have no response at all. This is the challenge for the artist and an opportunity for the viewer.
The December show at Gallery 10, “Recent Connections”, will introduce a new direction that the artist has been exploring. These new images combine acrylic paint and graphite in one image statement. One image composition has been segmented and translated in both media to form a single image statement. These new works will give the viewer an opportunity to experience “connection” through an unexpected visual.
Steve Holler has been forming these visual connections with viewers for over 30 years during a successful career as a graphic designer. He is now redirecting his professional focus to the field of fine art with a concentration on acrylic painting and graphite drawing. Holler works primarily in the interpretation of the northern California landscape. His paintings are expressively representational with bold color and an optimistic personality. See more of Steve Holler’s work on his web site: steveholler.com
Mr. Holler holds a BFA degree from the Kansas City Art Institute, an MFA degree from the California College of the Arts, and has completed additional graduate study at Yale University.
A reception for Steve will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2-5 P.M. at Gallery 10, 15 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek. The show will hang all of December. Gallery hours during the holidays will be 11-5 every day!
Image A: “Local Stream”, Acrylic on panel
Image B: “River Runs Wild”, Acrylic on canvas
"River Runs Wild"