"Chrystie Paintings" by Holland Cunningham opens on June 23 and remains on view through July 20. An Opening Reception will be held on July 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. “Chrystie Paintings” includes recent oil, enamel and mixed media works by Holland Cunningham.
The delicate harmonies of Holland Cunningham's work are inspired by an array of seemingly disparate sources and influences that span centuries. Her passion for plein air painting—a fundamental practice for the Impressionists—in tandem with her deep reverence for Classical and Renaissance painting, spills onto her canvases to create abstract works that interweave echoes of history with the contemporary in a fresh and enduring way.
Holland B. Cunningham was born in Roanoke, Virginia, in 1967 and educated at the University of Virginia where she studied art history and studio art. She continued her studies in New York at the Art Students League and National Academy of Art and Design. During the summer of 2012, she was a resident at the Bau Institute in Puglia, Italy. Cunningham currently resides and works in both New York City and Quogue.
Quogue Gallery is located at 44 Quogue Street, Quogue, NY 11959. www.quoguegallery.com.