2014 International Art Festival

Artist Official Entries

Holly Rhame

new york NY USA
PROJECT DESCRIPTION I propose a three room show that viewers can traverse in the shape of a circle. The purpose of the three rooms are to mimic the process of bringing the unconscious into language. The first room would be painted completely black with a glow in the dark x on the floor for orientation. The viewer would be given a flashlight to view 75 7 x 5 black on black panel paintings. The intention behind the work is to engage with prelinguistic / unconscious imagery in a way that mimics the brain’s natural process of dissociation. I intend to highlight the biological reality of the lacuna or blind spot through the use of flashlights and darkness. The second room will contain 31 white on black paintings and will be traditionally lit. These paintings engage with the imagery previously seen in the dark but will further articulate the development of personal schematic mythology and move the viewer from a pre language state to a preconscious state. The final room will contain 24 black on white dictionary paintings to be displayed in a grid pattern. These paintings will directly define the images used throughout the two previous rooms encouraging the viewer to revisit the previous work with a newly acquired language.
© Holly  Rhame | BLACK PAINTING # 3 4450
2014 Painting | Black Painting # 3
Acrylic , 5 x 7 inches, 2014
© Holly  Rhame | PRECONSCIOUS # 11 4451
2014 Painting | Preconscious # 11
gauche on paper, 5.5 x 7.5, 2014
© Holly  Rhame | DICTIONARY PAINTING to search 4452
2014 Painting | Dictionary Painting To Search
mixed media on wood block, 5 x 7 inches, 2014