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The Long Now: Recent Work by Mark Holmes

October 9, 2010 @ 5:00 pm

SideCar is pleased to present:

“The Long Now: Recent Work by Mark Holmes”

With this new body of work Mark Holmes relentlessly investigates the physical/philosophical position of his objects. When writing about the group he refers to as ‘Stand’ he states “I think of them as failed archetypes that each function as members of a predictable category …….” and “This invites a comparison of an essential ‘what’ to the more incidental ‘how’.” clearly thinking about these objects’ collective place in the world.

Mark seems to be pulling at the threads of categorization, watching those categories unravel. He references architecture, the body, sculpture, painting, color, surface, and much more but, he settles nowhere. He is adamantly an ‘object maker’ but he gives the audience no clear category for his objects. He only asks that we look and think. We must, if we need to, find that place for ourselves. He asks that the audience take their time, observe, look at the objects in the space. He states that “No single view provides a reliable sense of the whole; this must be actively pieced together from memory and investigation.” However, he promises to reward us for our careful attention, for the “generosity and investment of the viewer over time.”

“The Long Now: Recent Work by Mark Holmes”

October 9th – November 6th

Opening reception: Saturday, October 9th, 5:00 – 10:00 PM

Mark is currently teaching at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hope College in Holland, Michigan and his MFA from Yale University School of Art (Sculpture). His previous solo exhibitions include Knox College in 2005, both Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois and the Beverly Art Center, Chicago in 2007 and Florissant Valley Comm. College, St Louis, Mo. in 2008.

Michael Kaysen (1 Posts)

I have been a practicing artist for roughly 20+ years. The gallery will be open for one year on October 24th. I have worked for the Art Institute of Chicago for 20+ years in close contact with their collection and many of the artists that have come through the institution in those many years. I hope to continue to be surprised by the people I meet and get to work with and the work that those people produce ......


October 9, 2010
5:00 pm


411 Huehn, Hammond, IN 46327 United States