SIGN OUR GUESTBOOK
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Nancy Holleran
Digitally Represented Artist
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
Previous Artist
  • Dalmation Beach Fun
Giclee Print
24" x 18" 
  • Dog Adoration
Watercolor on Arches
18" x 24" 
  • Dog Meditating
Watercolor on Paper
12" x 16" 
  • Dog Paparazzi
Watercolor & Gouche on Arches
12" x 18" 
  • Dog Shopping in Paris
Watercolor on Paper
14" x 16" 
  • Dog with the Blue Eyes
Watercolor & Ink on Paper
12" x 18" 
  • Doggy Love
Watercolor on Paper
20" x 14" 
  • Family Boardin' in California
Watercolor on Paper
14" x 20" 
  • Entropy #2
Watercolor on Paper
18" x 24" 
  • Fisherman and Fisherdog
Watercolor & Ink on Paper
13" x 19" 
  • Florida Sunset
Watercolor on Board
18" x 20" 
  • Great Dog Resistance
Watercolor on Paper
22" x 30" 
  • Hazy Day at LaSelva Beach
Watercolor on Paper
18" x 24" 
  • Positano
Giclee Print
18" x 24" 
  • Seacliff Cement Boat
Watercolor on Paper
18" x 24" 
  • UCSC Physicist at Work
Giclee Print
18" x 24" 
Next Artist
Nancy Holleran

Rather than painting from life, Nancy Holleran uses photos her father took during his boyhood in 1920’s Santa Clara Valley as her source material. Layered over the nostalgia of discovering youthful photos taken by one’s father is the attentiveness and skill required to portray these images with watercolors on paper; and one sees in Holleran’s figures a subtle emphasis on facial features, especially the eyes, which makes her works more than copies but authentic studies in their own right.

Recreating historical and geographical distance within the formal demands of her preferred medium (watercolors) lends Holleran’s work an intimate quality, as though she were struggling to pronounce words spoken to her in a foreign voice. In Great Dog Resistance, Holleran conveys memory’s haunting character while never losing sight of the specific aspects captured by the original photo. Allowing the materiality of her medium to become explicit, the softness of detail that fills out the three dogs, as they stand against a littoral background where distant swimmers wade, invokes a feeling of watery sadness, inviting viewers to linger over a place nearly swallowed by the oblivion of time.

Nancy Holleran lives and works in the Monterey Bay Area.




Copyright & Disclaimer - Privacy Policy - Accessibility Policy BBB
© 1984-2019 Agora Gallery, All Rights Reserved