May 2016: Solo Exhibition of selected works from Metzger’s ‘OUT-Series‘ (2013-16) found/natural-material paintings, montage, sculpture, audio recordings & video @ IGCA Gallery – Anchorage, Alaska.
In addition, Metzger is currently working with Greek artist/photographer Stavro Christo for a collaborative exhibition covering ten years of correspondence between the two artists, on the theme “Co-Existence” – in Athens, Greece.
March 2013: Metzger’s paintings were featured in NAU NUA Magazine‘s Women’s Day Exhibitions – Barcelona.
June 2013: An interview and “Recent Works” were featured in Furies Magazine (USA).
Oct. 2012: The construction animation of the painting “Une Histoire des Amoureux” (see below) was featured on JUXTAPOZ online.
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Hollace M. Metzger (née en 1975 aux Etats-Unis) est architecte, auteur et artiste visuel de New York. Ses peintures sont souvent peintes en musique. Sa peinture au couteau explore la métamorphose des émotions ou des coupures, en un collectif, une entité méditative et une recherche subconsciente dans une période de temps. Sa palette s’étend de l’organique trouvé dans la nature à l’industriel ramassé dans la rue ainsi que ses toiles, ce qui renforce l’idée de créer avec l’objet délaissé ou l’émotion oubliée.
Since 1995, Ms. Metzger has been exploring various theories of composition, movement associative to time lapse and ideas of infinite space, often using a knife as a brush. Rooted in the French Cubist (1907-21) and Italian Futurist (1909-16) movements, what began as a study to find the “in-between” of these movements and objects in space in the 1990’s, developed into a suggestive post-futurist “what if” statement after 2000, incorporating kinetic ‘energies’ of those forms which have mostly faded – leaving traces of selective memory, of momentary geometric “snapshots” taken to remember a moment in time.
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Many reasons underly the use of a knife, as an architect uses a pen. Most importantly, however, it became a method of re-training the hand to draw, away from computer-generated line weights and use of a computer mouse. Many have also assessed that this “cutting” is a defensive motion and in response to this the artist claims, “The beauty formed in these possibly painful gestures and memories is an intricately detailed structure that can only be regarded as beautiful.” Thus, we are reminded of Metzger’s poetry as well as the possibility of transformation.
Commissions* & Funded Projects
*Painting for a Naval Engineer Sept.2016-17 – in Athens, Greece, for Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Mobile Bachelor Pad Jan.2015 – Anchorage, USA
Portrait of a Cowboy, and Family Oct.2014 – Anchorage, USA
*Christina’s Crystals & Crystalization-De/Re-Construction Jan.2013 – San Francisco, USA
*Être Soul sur un Vélo Dec.2012 – Reims, France
*Une Histoire des Amoureux Jan.2012 – Reims, France
*We Are All Monkeys (Tribute to Buckminster Fuller) 2010-13 – Paris, France
*Portrait of a Man Apr.2011 – Ohio, USA
*Eiffel Tower 2010 – Paris, France
*City-storm 2009-10 – (withheld) New York, USA
*La Grande Vague (pictured above) 2008 – Texas, USA
La Nuit dans Montmartre Oct.2007 – Paris, France
Exhibitions & Features
“OUT : HM Metzger” recent works – Anchorage, Alaska – Oct. 2014
“The Living Bridge” multimedia exhibition – Dunedin, New Zealand – Sept. 2012
group exhibition, Paris, France – Oct. 2011
Fairmount Center Group Exhibition, Ohio, USA – June 2011
Biennale de Cachan (collaboration), France – May 2010
Vernissage Hollace M. Metzger, France – Oct. 2009
Brennan Gallery, New Jersey, USA – July 2008
University of Kentucky, USA – June 1999
Paintings by commission, from exhibition or by appointment viewing.
As the majority of abstract works are responses to specific individuals’ personalities, environments and lifestyles, most work is initiated/completed on a full or part-time commission basis after a detailed personal interview.
Commissions: +/-$1100 USD (825€, 685£) / 1-meter (3′-3″) square (stretched canvas, wood frame) & +/-$100 USD S/H to USA (from France) or abroad (from USA)
Please direct inquiries to office (at) hollacemetzger.com
Portrait of a Man
Photos, paintings and poetry were also featured and published in the annual Artists Gone Global 2011 (2nd Ed.) publication, available at Blurb.com. June 2011: The canvas “Citystorm” is now featured on the cover of a new collection of poetry by London author Rehan Qayoom, ABOUT TIME. January 2011: Proceeding publication of an interview last December, Metzger’s paintings are also featured in the month’s issue of NAU NUA Arts Magazine (Barcelona).