Holly Gordon aims to humanize technology. The world is her studio and the digital darkroom sometimes takes her vision far beyond photography, as we know it. Although she stopped painting 20 years ago, her brush and lens are reunited.
Her origins date back to film photography in the 1960’s and the aura and aromas of the traditional wet-darkroom. While most people viewing Holly’s current work think she is a painter, in reality it is her photography in transition. Technology is changing photography as we know it her art is part of the change. Photo-Liminalism is the name ascribed to this innovative work that has been solidified after nearly 20 years of creative exploration.
Her book, Parallel Perspectives–The Brush/Lens Collaboration with a well-known watercolorist links painting with a brush to creative expression with a camera is available at https://www.amazon.com/Parallel-Perspectives-BrushLensCollaboration/dp/1947951246/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=parallel+perspectives+gordon&qid=1587436019&sr=8-1 and continues to draw interest from the media. Inspired by this collaboration, the Islip Art Museum invited Holly to curate the Open Call entitled The Art of Collaboration that was so successful, she was invited to curate the AARP-sponsored Open Call Art at 50 Plus. AARP and has been invited to curate the 2020 AARP-sponsored Art at 50 Plus exhibition as well. This ground-breaking virtual exhibit as well as the actual exhibit of 2019 can be seen at www.islipartmuseum.org
Holly has established her reputation as both a fine art and documentary photographer creating break-through work in creative fine art photography and nature photography where she has the captured environmentally important essence of the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica and China. As an art teacher with some 30 years of experience these photography essays have gained visibility in museums, galleries, schools and libraries. Her second book, now in process, will reveal the evolutionary path she has journeyed with her camera.
She is an artist who believes in engaging in important social issues and in blazing creative trails. Her ability to articulate her creative process as well as inspire others, makes her is an indispensible advocate for the arts.
Holly’s work has been exhibited widely–the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, Denise Bibro Fine Art in Chelsea, Manhattan, The New York Hall of Science, The Heckscher Art Museum, Long Island Museum, Islip Art Museum, The Audubon Center, Greenwich, CT—to name a few.
Her art has appeared in The New York Times, Shutterbug Magazine, National Wildlife Magazine and New York Newsday.
In 2009 National Wildlife Magazine selected her Adelie penguin on a chunk of ice, photographed in Antarctica in 1999, to become the first photograph for their new global warming category and in 2019 Molloy College, Rockville Center, LI acquired both her Antarctica and Galapagos bodies of work for their permanent collection. Limited vintage c-prints are still available.
Insightful interviews with Holly continue to be broadcast. Check www.hollygordonphtographer.com as well as social media to hear and see more.