Admirers of serene, ethereal works of art will be delighted by what Holly Graham and Dixie Purvis have developed for this duet exhibition at Miller Gallery. Large-scale paintings by Purvis and 3D mixed media collages by Graham will transport viewers to a personal place of zen.
Today, Holly builds on her knowledge of composition, color theory, and art history while finding freedom in abstract expression. She currently lives in Charlotte with her husband, Matt, two children, Henry and Lila, and their dog, Ruby.
"I drew inspiration for this collection from past experiences of being fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, or flow. These experiences can occur while traveling, working, or simply observing the world around me. The glimpse of a beautiful clear sky in spring, kayaking in the Caribbean, feeling the rhythm and energy of the streets of New York - they can all create moments of flow and energy which translate to color, contrast, and texture. Some pieces have a subtle rhythm, while others have more vitality signified by saturation of color and contrast within the composition. All are meant to express emotion through juxtaposed layers of various substrates. This abstracted form of art has complexity in its use of materials, but the overall feeling is one of serenity when viewing the work as a whole." - Graham
Dixie Purvis + Holly Graham's duet exhibit will be on view through the end of October at The Miller Gallery. Shop the full exhibition here.