Water at Sidecar Gallery

‘Water’ – New Work by Tom Burtonwood, Holly Holmes and James Jankowiak

It exists naturally in all three common states of matter. As one of the ‘classical’ elements, it represents the fluid, formless things in the world. It makes up, at minimum, 55% percent of the human body. Covering almost 70% of its surface, water is the most abundant compound on the Earth. It is, quite literally, almost everywhere.

Just as water is a necessity for humans, so is art. Everywhere we go, throughout history, human beings remake the world around them. We must do it. We take the world apart and rearrange it to suit our own needs. Closing the 2011 season, SideCar presents three artists and their personal approaches to this ‘remaking’ of the world.

Holly Holmes starts with a material and breaks it into smaller parts, attempting to distill that material into a simple unit. Then, using multiples of the simple unit, builds up her forms in an organic process of reassembly.