HOLLY GAVIN is currently a Painting and Printmaking student at Glasgow School of Art. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art in June with a focus in History of Art and Painting. She is originally Scottish and Belgian, but grew up in Beirut, Lebanon, and also studied at SUNY Purchase.
MAR 2016 | ArtSeen
The exhibition Regards sur Beyrouth 160 ans d’Images 1800 1960, curated by Sylvia Agémian, is one of the inaugural temporary exhibitions at the newly renovated Sursock Museum in Beirut.
FEB 2015 | Art Books
As the title suggests, Nick Cave: Epitome is a carefully selected array of works showcased as exemplary pieces of his oeuvre. The book is heavy with a hardcover and thick, glossy pagesby volume alone, it may seem intimidating.
OCT 2015 | ArtSeen
Agnes Martin’s retrospective at Tate Modern, curated by Frances Morris, Tiffany Bell, and Lena Fritsch, is the first exhibition of its breadth and scale displaying Martin’s work on our side of the pond. A highly esteemed artist in America bridging Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism, Martin remains little known in Europe.
JUNE 2016 | Art Books
Nato Thompson’s Seeing Power: Art and Activism in the 21st Century is, though acutely titled, a confusing piece of writing.
MAY 2015 | Art Books
LaToya Ruby Frazier tackles contested territory in her first book The Notion of Family. Fraziers beautifully confrontational photographs, and factual and descriptive texts expose her familys struggle with disease and destitution.
DEC 15-JAN 16 | ArtSeen
On my first trip to the Turner Prize I did not know what to expect other than greatness, and the show’s own heavily advertised intentions, to “Show me Something New” and “Take me Somewhere New.