Juliet Holland Signed 1999 “Asoko XI” Mixed Media Wall Assemblage
A 1999 mixed media wall assemblage titled Asoko XI by the American artist Juliet Holland (1937-2017). Holland used a palimpsest of resin, cardboard, paper, charcoal, and wood to create this abstract wall assemblage. The background of the work is black, blue, and rose in color with a contrasting rust-colored vertical stripe. An intentional use of distressing is evident by deep gashes towards the work's bottom edge. The assemblage is signed, dated, and titled to the verso.
Born in Wellesley Hills and Duxbury, Massachusetts, Juliet Holland (1937-2017) moved on from her life as a suburban wife, mother, and social hostess and began her art practice in the 1960s. Holland’s adult life was spent between two chosen homes; for more than 35 years, she lived between an apartment at Bleeker and Broadway in New York City and a tiny fisherman’s cottage in Saugatuck Shores, Connecticut. Her technique mirrored her dual landscapes and incorporated rich layers of sand, paints, clay, powders, metallics, and natural elements, which were built up, then scratched and scraped back down, creating layers — evoking time.
Holland showed in over one hundred one-person and group exhibitions between 1981 and 2018. Her work is held in museums such as the San Antonio Museum of Modern Art, Reading Public Museum, as well as a number of corporate and private collections. Holland was a co-founder of Art Bridge, a program that established an artist exchange between Japan and the United States for twelve years. In addition to being an artist and businesswoman, she worked as a curator of several exhibitions and was on the board of directors of Lamia Ink!, a non-profit organization dedicated to the arts.
15” x 16” x 1.5”
Minor splintering of wood. Chips and other wear present. Intentional distressing and intentional wear throughout.
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