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Black Arts

‘Black Arts’  is a presentation of new work from Nicholas Hamilton Holmes.

The collection evolves a ‘tubular’ design language where Holmes has bent, shaped and turned wood into various forms and then dyed them all black. The work is murdered out, blacked out, ebonized and non-visible—ornamented only by the purity of the form and some light stippling. The use of Brazilian soapstone, black Danish cord, black-dyed shearling and brass deepen the works and lighten the mood. Most of the objects are useful—a lounge chair, tables, book ends and a coat rack—but Holmes’ appreciation for useless objects shines through. The monotone colour pallet is intended to focus the viewer’s attention on the forms and the control of the designer over wood as a material. Typical of Holmes’ work, all the pieces are designed and built to employ traditional techniques and joinery, and are fully intended to be used in an applied fashion.

There will be a reception of the work on Thursday, January 24 from 6-9pm with opportunity to meet Holmes in the context of the work. Light fare and refreshments will be available.

www.hamiltonholmes.com

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Dates

Fri, Jan 18, 2019 — Sun, Jan 27, 2019

Type

Exhibitions

Admission

Free

Location Accessible

Smash Salvage

2880 Dundas Street West

Reception

Yes

Reception: Thu, Jan 24, 6-9pm


Daily Hours

MonMonday

10:00 am

6:00 pm

TueTuesday

10:00 am

6:00 pm

WedWednesday

10:00 am

6:00 pm

ThuThursday

10:00 am

6:00 pm

FriFriday

10:00 am

6:00 pm

SatSaturday

10:00 am

6:00 pm

SunSunday

12:00 am

5:00 pm

Participants

Nicholas Hamilton Holmes