Interconnected Brilliance: Hadley Holliday

3 Apr

I am not a knitter.  Nor do I crochet, weave or macrame.  I tried crocheting in my middle school Home Economics class and, let’s just say, I didn’t get it.    And all that knit 1, purl 2 stuff?  Just sounds like math to me, which is to be avoided at all costs.  But I love woven textiles.  There is such an innate beauty in the patterns and texture create.  Los Angeles artist Hadley Holliday’s exhibtion, Warp and Weft at Taylor De Cordoba Gallery is weaving together a caliedoscope of color and pattern.

Sun Vault, acrylic on canvas, 63x63 ( via Taylor De Cordoba Gallery )

She is exploring the worlds of space and depth and the illusions created by overlapping shapes and patterns.  There is a fantastic sense of movement and prismatic expanse to her paintings.

Blissed Out, acrylic on canvas, 54x60 ( via Taylor De Cordoba Gallery )

Zero Hour, acrylic on canvas, 36x42 ( via Taylor De Cordoba Gallery )

They seem optically illusional in nature, yet there is also an organic quality to them, reminding me of the intersecting lines and orderly nature of a spider’s web.

Sunshine Day and Night, acrylic on canvas, 54x60 ( via Taylor De Cordoba Gallery )

To see more of Hadley Holliday’s work, please visit her website.  If you happen to be in Southern California, you can see Warp and Weft at Taylor De Cordoba Gallery only until this Saturday, April 7th.  So get moving and see it this week!

Featured image is Sun Vault ( detail ), acrylic on canvas, 63×63.  All images are via the Taylor De Cordoba website.

3 Responses to “Interconnected Brilliance: Hadley Holliday”

  1. kee1109 April 3, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    These pieces are beautiful!

  2. Andimae April 4, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    These are just gorgeous!!

    • Lesley April 4, 2012 at 9:17 am #

      Glad you enjoyed them, Miranda!

      Cheers!
      Lesley

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