Holton Rower

 

Holton Rower is an artist currently living and working in New York City who attended The Putney School in Vermont. Rower’s work has been the subject of numerous solo presentations both in the U.S. and abroad, including recent exhibitions at VENUS LA, Los Angeles, The Hole in New York and Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans; and previously at Galerie 6, Aurau, Switzerland; Galleria Maeght, Barcelona; Galerie Maeght, Paris; John McWhinnie at Glenn Horowitz Booksellers, New York; and Cencebaugh Contemporary, New York. His work has also been featured in group exhibitions, recently at the Dubai Moving Image Museum, as well as in numerous publications and artists books, including “Pour” (2012), “Scrap” (2010), “Jaw Law” (1999), and “Nettles” (1991), a book of photographs, poems and drawings, published by Flockophobic Press.

Rower’s newer works are a powerful exploration of movement, color, and form. By working with gravity while pouring paint onto various apparatuses, his works become psychedelic snapshots of his artistic process. Past works include sculptures constructed out of a variety of non-traditional materials including human hair, dollar bills, mutated locks, and fishhooks. While he does work within a wide variety of meaning, all of Rower’s works examine the processes and methods of creation, and reveal the inherent vibrancy that lies within each piece.

 

Holton Rower

b. 1962, New York, NY

Lives and works in New York, NY

 

Select Solo Exhibitions

2013

Focus Paintings: Pour Paintings, The Hole, New York, NY

 

2012

Untitled Fair (solo booth with The Hole), Miami Beach, FL

Pour Paintings, The Hole, New York, NY

Shizaru Gallery, London, England

Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA

 

2010

John McWhinnie, New York, NY

 

2007

Galeria 6, Aarau, Switzerland

 

2001

Galeria Maeght, Barcelona, Spain

 

2000

Galeria Estudio Funetes, Madrid, Spain

Jay Grimm Gallery, New York, NY

Cencebaugh Contemporary, New York, NY

 

1998

Galerie Maeght, Paris, France

 

1995

Kunsthaus Orlikon, Zurich, Switzerland

Galerie 6, Aarau, Switzerland

 

1994

The William Ubee Kind Gallery, New York, NY

 

Select Group Exhibitions

2013

Tectonic: The Moving Museum, curated by Simon Sakhai, Dubai

 

2011

Soft Machines, Pace Gallery, New York, NY

 

Special Projects

1997

Large Scale Prints, Galerie Maeght Print Shop, Paris France

 

1996

“Church of Sculpture”, 23′ high x 24′ wide x 20′ deep, private commission outdoor monumental sculpture, Nashville, TN

 

Select Publications

2012

Pour Paintings, The Hole, Anteism Books, NYC NY

 

2010

Scrap, JMc &GHB Editions, New York, NY

 

1999

Jaw Law, Poems by John Sweeney/ Etchings by Holton Rower, Arte Publisher, Paris, France

 

1995

The Grey Catalogue, Kunsthaus Orlikon, Zurich, Switzerland

Galerie 6, Catalog, Aarau, Switzerland

 

1994

The White Catalogue, The William Ubee Kind Gallery, New York, NY

 

1993

Threshold Foundation Annual Report

 

1991

Nettles, a book of photographs, poems and drawings, Flockophobic Press LTD

 

1987

Threshold Foundation Annual Report

 

Select Press

2012

Geoffroy Boul, “Holton Rower ‘Pour Paintings’ @ The Hole,” La MJC, May 2

Leah Faye Cooper, “Holton Rower: Pour Paintings’ Set to be Housed at The Hole,” Societe Perrier, April 25

Celia Ellenberg, “The Perfect Pour,” Style.com, May 4

Sabine Heller, “THE HOLE & DIOR BEAUTY’S CELEBRATION OF HOLTON ROWER’S ‘POUR’ PAINTINGS at Hole, New York,” Purple DIARY, May 4

Sarah Howard, “Inspiration: Dior Vernis + Holton Rower,” Beautybanter.com, May 10

Jeff, “Pour Paintings by Holton Rower,” B0000000m.com, June 29

Suzanne Labarre, “Holton Rower’s Paintings Look Like Geodes, Dripping Off The Wall,” Fast Company Design

Tara Lamont-Djite, “Paint, Pour, Polish,” Beautylish.com, May 13

Alanna Martinez, “The weekend AGENDA: Seductive Antique Apothecary Bottles, Psychedelic Pour Paintings, and Antoni Muntadas at MoMA PS1,” Blouin Artinfo, April 27

Bryony Quinn, “Beautiful, flow-triumphant Pour Paintings by Holton Rower on show in New York,” It’s Nice That, May 4

Sara Roffino, “Holton Rower Pour Paintings,” Planet°, May 4

Cody Ross, “Art Basel, Miami 2012 South Beach,” CONTRA

John Tuite, “Holton Rower at The Hole,” Opening Ceremony Blog, April 30

“Pour Paintings by Holton Rower,” Inspired

“Trippy Pour Paintings by Holton Rower @ The Hole NYC,” Solifestyle™, April 30

“Holton Rower: Pour Paintings | The Hole NYC,” AMMO Magazine, May

“Opening the Eye Mind: Meditation with Sokuzan Bob Brown,” The Interdependence Project, May 17

“Exhibition of works by New York based artist Holton Rower opens at Shirazu in London,” Artdaily.org, May 24

“Holton Rower’s catalytic art (plywood + 50 gallons of paint + big imagination), Improvisedlife.com, May 4

 

2011

Allese Thomson Baker, “Critics’ picks New York: Soft Machines,” Artforum.com, August 10

Bradley Carbone, “Well Played: Holton Rower’s Pour Paintings are Trippy,” Complex art+design, February 10

Sarah E. Fensom, “Psyched Out,” Art&Antiques, September

Ken Johnson, “Art in Review: Soft Machines,” The New York Times, July 28

Alex Moshakis, “Holton Rower,” It’s Nice That, February 10

“Holton Rower: Pour,” Designboom, February 15

 

Artforum, Critic’s Picks, Allese Thomson Baker, 2011

The New York Times, Art in Review, Ken Johnson, July 28 2011

Style.com, The Perfect Pour, Celia Ellenberg, 2012