Paintings

NEWS:

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.

Dec. 2010:  A selection of Metzger’s “Paris Paint” Series was featured in NAU NUA Magazine (Barcelona) as well as a lengthy interview, published in Nau NUA Magazine – ISSUU.

“Être Soul sur un Vélo”
80x60cm, acrylic, gesso, pencil, graffiti bomb, india ink, carbon ash, chalk and auto primer on canvas

2012-13. A work for Reims, France
 

“Christina’s Crystals” & “Crystalization-De/Reconstruction”
100x100cm, acrylic, gesso, graffiti bomb, india ink, carbon ash, chalk and auto primer on canvas

Commission 2012-13. San Francisco, CA, USA
( construction animation )
 

“La Nuit dans Montmartre” – acrylic, ink, pencil and wine on paper

 

“City-storm” 2010, 220cm X 200cm – acrylic, water color, pencil, acid, chalk on canvas

 

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.

“Une Histoire des Amoureux” – 2011-12, Paris-Reims (detail, see below)

“La Nuit dans Montmartre” – 2008, acrylic on paper, sold in Montmartre

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.

“H2O.14 – Complainte de la Butte”
40x60cm; acrylic, ink, gesso, acid wash, wine & cleaning products on a band promo poster. Painted to live voice & guitar – Reims, France. October 2011

 

‘Une Histoire des Amoureux’
Reims & Paris, France. Jan.2012 – 80x80cm, acrylic, tempera, gesso, water color, grafitti bomb, wine/champagne, pencil & chalk on canvas

 

 

 

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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.

 

“H2O.10 – You Move Me” [50x70cm: Colgate toothpaste, dish soap, auto grease, shoe polish, leg circulation cream, econazole nitrate, olive oil, men’s anti-perspirant & acrylic on paper] – Painted to African diaspora music & J.S. Bach, in 30 minutes

“H2O.06 – White Noise” 2009 – 50x70cm, acrylic, tempera, water color, acid wash & gesso on paper

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

“Speed”
60cmx100cm; 174 reduced-fare Paris Metro tickets, wallpaper glue, adhesives & acrylic on found street cardboard

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

“H2O.02 – Automne” – 50x70cm, tempera, india ink & acid wash on paper

 

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)

 

“H2O.07 – Landscape, in Three Parts” – 70x50cm, tempera, india ink, acid wash & silver leaf on paper