Kathleen Holmes

And the end of all our exploring, Will be to arrive where we started, And know the place for the first time. -T.S. Eliot


I incorporate found and self-made pieces of crocheted textiles into my work as metaphors for the particular patterns of my native Southern culture.

Of specific interest to me is how these pieces of traditional handwork transcend the mere decorative by creating evocative domestic icons, powerful and often innocently ironic.

Rusted, pierced, and shaped metal refers to man-made aspects of our culture and provides the visual and conceptual counterpoint to the woman-made textiles, thereby creating a metaphorical duality.

Gallery Representation

Chappell Gallery, New York, NY and Boston, MA
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA
Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL
Arden Gallery, Boston, MA
River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN
Donna Tribby Fine Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Pacini Lubell Gallery, Seattle WA
PRISM Contemporary, Chicago, IL
Trudy Labell Fine Art, Naples, FL

Latest News

"Studio Glass: Then and Now"
April 04, 2006

I have been invited to exhibit some of my pieces in this exhibit at the Vero Beach Museum of Art which opens May 13, 2006 and runs through September 24, 2006. It will honor works from Florida collections, both private and museum.

"Patterns of Experience" in NYC
April 04, 2006

If you are in the NYC area, please check out new work in the "Patterns of Experience" exhibition at Chappell Gallery, 526 W. 26th Street, Suite, 317. This body of work explores garden elements and references "Mother Nature" metaphors! You can see the new pieces on this site and also at www.chappellgallery.com. Enjoy!!

2006 Fellowship Award!
December 05, 2005

I've just been awarded a State of Florida Individual Florida Fellowship Award for 2006 - yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Listing in ARTnews!
November 19, 2005

The November issue of ARTnews magazine has a feature on the South Florida art scene. My exhibit at Donna Tribby Fine Art is listed in the calendar.

Mixed Metaphors : Paintings and Sculpture
October 22, 2005

My next major exhibition will be "Mixed Metaphors : Paintings and Sculpture" at Donna Tribby Fine Art, City Place, 477 South Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL Opening: Tuesday November 22nd and running through the end of 2005. The gallery is open 7 days a week, 11am until 7pm Monday through Saturday, and Noon until 5 on Sundays The gallery number is 561-833-4001. These are all new works that are returning from an inaugural exhibition at the Mitchell Museum, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, IL.

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