Five Points Gallery
33 Main St.
Torrington, CT 06790
In-person Artist Talks:
Friday, February 23, 6:30 PM
Friday, January 26 – March 2, 2024
Torrington Savings Bank Gallery
Under the Arch
David Holzman has recently retired from public school teaching after 34 years with the Simsbury Public Schools. Holzman continues to teach Design at CCSU. Having studied at Hartford Art School and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Holzman developed a studio practice that integrates painting, printmaking and sculpture in a converted garage near the banks of the Farmington river in Avon, CT, where he and his wife raised a family.. He began to make wood relief carvings 30 years ago, while continuing his involvement with the woodcut novel format. His work was published in Art Spiegelman’s RAW comics anthology as well as Zero Zero from Seattle and he was a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. His work is in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Dayton Art Institute and the Racine Art Museum. In his current work of the last ten years known as The Book of Umm, Holzman seeks to revitalize the surrealist practice of automatic drawing as a wellspring of visual energy in a series of gouache paintings. Simultaneously, he has imagined a monumental approach to carved relief sculpture that deploys the automatic process to the spontaneous fabrication of imagery in architectural settings.
Susan Clinard, Sarah Haviland, Sue Mullaney, Susan Rood, Tammy Wofsey