May 21, 2013 - October 31, 2013
As aspiring stewards of the planet, we here at Reeves-Reed Arboretum have come to realize that different temperatures demand independent responses to the gardens and the land we plant, nurture and protect. So too, is the approach of artist, sculptor, and musician Tom Holmes. According to Holmes, "Ice follows the freezing mark of winter; stone and steel, the exterior work space of summer. Spring begins the search for materials, and fall settles all debts – emotional, physical, and intellectual." This is his philosophy, borne out by his magnificent and comprehensive interactive solo exhibit, Tom Holmes: ELEMENTS.
Working in the six elements of stone, metal, wood, light, ice, and water, Holmes has created an array of over thirty site-specific installations for the Arboretum, using materials unique to the grounds .and in some cases, contributed by Hurricane Sandy. Holmes' intuitive approach to his art allows for unlimited possibilities. The subtle simplicity of his work, with its undercurrents of unity, symmetry, space, and natural decay, is what ultimately engages the viewer and provides the unexpected emotional and intellectual impact. Sculptures of stone, metal, and wood, reaching high into the sky, nestle alongside stately trees and, like the center of a compass, stretch out to the horizon. Companion photographs of his iconic ice sculptures, melting into abstractions, hang on the walls of the Wisner House gallery.
To collaborate with Tom Holmes, whose large body of work has been exhibited internationally as well as throughout the Eastern United States, has been an extraordinary opportunity for the Arboretum.
Tom Holmes: ELEMENTS is made possible, in part, by support from Elisa and Michael O'Rourke. The artist will donate 20% of all sales to Reeves-Reed Arboretum.
June 17, 2013 - September 30, 2013
Location: The Hat Tavern
Please visit this exhibit at the Hat Tavern, located in the Grand Summit Hotel, which was curated by RRA's Executive Director, Frank Juliano. The artist has generously agreed to donate 20% of the profits from this exhibit to the Arboretum.
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