Joan Mitchell Center
Tom Holmes

Tom Holmes

Multi-Disciplinary Artist
Readyville, TN
March 6–April 28
➔ Tom Holmes on Bureau-Inc.com

Tom Holmes is an American artist who mounted their first solo museum show Temporary Monument in 2013 at the Kunsthalle Bern. Working within the "problems of abstraction" the artist often takes up a class-conscious cultural criticism through the genre of the funerary as well as processes derived from psychic automatism. Utilizing abstract compositional constructions and modest sculptural materials, such as concrete blocks, folding chairs, and cereal boxes, the works bear witness to the condition of the inevitable. Anne Doran writes, Holmes's work is "redolent of institutional limbos and marginal lives, with shrill bottom notes of failure and fear." The artist received an MFA from UCLA and worked briefly for Richard Tuttle. Their work is in the public collections of FRAC Bourgogne, Stiftung Kunsthalle Bern, and The Frances Young Tang Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. They have recently been honored by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and Edward F. Albee Foundation.

Tom Holmes

Tom Holmes

untitled Arrangements

untitled Arrangements

2013, acrylic ink on pigment print, 96 x 52 inches each
 

untitled Plot

untitled Plot

2013, concrete, 87 x 40.5 x 10 inches, installation view from Temporary Monument, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland

Programs

Programs

2013, paper, ink, cloth, stained glass, human ribs, Aluminum cans, plaster, installed dimensions variable, from the show Temporary Monument, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland

Florescenty Protests or Fucked to Confusion

Florescenty Protests or Fucked to Confusion

View of five works from the show Florescenty Protests or Fucked to Confusion. 2013, C-prints, powder coated steel, plaster, ink, rope, 31 x 31 inches each. 

untitled Gravestone

untitled Gravestone

2013, ferro-concrete, enamel, concrete blocks, steel, wire, 72 x 16 x 16 inches

untitled

untitled

2013, metal folding chair, 36 x 24 x 2 inches, from the show Piss Yellow / Bars and Stars, BUREAU, New York

untitled Plot

untitled Plot

2013, cinder blocks, mule bones, enamel, wire, from the show Piss Yellow / Bars and Stars, BUREAU, New York

untitled Arrangement

untitled Arrangement

2015, C-print, 36 x 24 inches