Loie Hollowell’s body of work is an expression of her sensuality as a woman going through the different stages of pregnancy from conception to birth to motherhood. It is this experiential origin that makes her explicit abstractions of the human form so powerful — paintings that in reality are sculptures. Most of the images you see are not a flat canvas but a three-dimensional object playing with the perception of illusory space and real space.
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Her work is phenomenological—as if symmetry, color, and light are painted into the surface. She probes at our self-awareness, our sense of being.Emma Enderby