Opening Reception: Friday, May 18, 6-8 pm
“I walked out to see the clouds forming in the east. When I saw the first flash of light, it was beyond words....I saw the act of creation; I confronted the source.”
This experience by Hal Holoun has generated a new series of work that captures the dynamic interplay between light, sky and land in the early morning. Morning Snow Painting / Saunders County offers the quiet of predawn, while In this moment, there is...transfers Holoun’s sense of spiritual awakening through the saturated, glowing hues of dawn.
Holoun’s 2008 solo show at Kiechel Fine Art marked a brief return to his abstract roots, as Holoun explored the reflective quality of water. In this 2012 exhibition, Holoun is drawn back to the enduring inspiration of the landscape, depicting the prairie in a series of predawn and dawn paintings.
Hal Holoun received his B.A. from Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska, and master’s degree from the University of Wyoming in Laramie in the early 1960s. Holoun has held a variety of teaching positions and has been a full-time artist since 1980. His work has been included in numerous group and invitational exhibitions at such institutions as the Tucson Art Museum and the Museum of Nebraska Art. Holoun appeared on CBS-TV’s “Sunday Morning” with Roger Welsch in 1996 and has been featured in American Artist magazine. His work appears in numerous private and corporate collections nationwide.
The show is free and open to the public. Kiechel Fine Art is located at 5733 S. 34th Street, Suite 300, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Works from the exhibition can be found on our website, www.kiechelart.com.