Loie Hollowell, Standing in a Meadow, 2020, oil paint, acrylic medium, and high-density foam on linen mounted on panel, 72" × 54" × 3" (182.9 cm × 137.2 cm × 7.6 cm) © Loie Hollowell

Museum Exhibitions

Loie Hollowell


Apr 24 – Jul 11, 2021
Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai, China

An exhibition of recent works by Loie Hollowell will open at the Long Museum on Saturday, April 24, 2021, and remain on view through Sunday, July 11, 2021. Featuring 15 large-scale paintings created between 2018 and 2020, Loie Hollowell: Recalibrate is a continuation of themes explored in the artist's Plumb Line series, which debuted at our New York gallery in 2019.

Originating in autobiography, the works respond to Hollowell’s experiences of pregnancy and the postpartum journey. The paintings consider the female body in a state of realignment: reconciling the physical and psychological realities of postpartum, rejuvenating the well-being of the body post-birth, and repositioning it for a renewed journey of fertility and conception.

The body has long been a central focus in Hollowell’s artistic practice. As her canvases evolved into figurative paintings, taking the female nude as her subject, and then shifted toward abstraction, Hollowell began to break-up and divide the figure within her frame. She developed a pared down visual language characterized by vibrant hues, varied surface textures, the repetition of geometric forms, and compositional symmetry.

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Beauty for me is not just visual, it is also experiential. I want the viewer to come away not necessarily knowing what I was trying to tell them about, say, my birth experience, but absorbing an impression of brightness or richness or radiance that has something to do with their relationship to their own body.

Loie Hollowell

  • Museum Exhibitions — Long Museum Presents "Loie Hollowell: Recalibrate", Mar 31, 2021