Heather Holden’s works involve the re-purposing of well-known photojournalistic images. She pairs images that have spatial or gestural similarities. The resulting juxtapositions can draw the viewer into a contemplation of specific events drawn from their distant memory of the news, made more provocative by the scale and graphic imagination of the paintings.
Heather Holden lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been exhibited at the Drawing Center, New York; the Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York; Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, and other national institutions. She has been the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Residency. She received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and taught at Virginia Commonwealth University before coming to New York City.
"Plan for 'Say Their Names'”, 2020. Plastic binder, plastic pages, newsprinted photos; 8.5 x 8.5 inches. Not for sale.
"Say Their Names," 2020. Neocolor and encaustic on aqua-fibered gator board, 40 x 48 inches. Not for sale.