9/27/10

Hollis Brown Thornton

VHS
permanent marker on paper

VHS
acrylic on canvas

The View of the Other World
ink jet, permanent marker on paper

Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe
oil on canvas


Dealing with themes of memory and perception, Hollis Brown Thornton uses modern cultural artifacts ranging from family photos to pop culture imagery in order to illustrate the modern relevance of these things from the past. In the acrylic paintings, pigment transfers, and marker drawings, the use of erase face, limbo lines, outdated media, and wallpaper patterns all play key roles in uniting the fleeting present to a lingering past. Thornton currently works in a warehouse studio in Aiken, South Carolina.

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