SOFT EXPLOSIONS
SOMA Grand, 1160 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94103
Reception: 
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: 
Jan 5, 2016 to Apr 29, 2016

Holly Coley is a multi media artist whose work searches for ethereal moments through the use of color, space, and abstraction. In order to articulate moments of inner contemplation and light, Coley draws inspiration from oceans, astronomy, cartography, woods, plants, and environmental patterns. These process-based works include traditional water based media such as inks, watercolor, acrylic paint and gouache, but also incorporate more surprising and whimsical materials including glitter and gold leaf. The large-scale works are constructed with Arches watercolor paper stretched over wooden panels (no glue is used) and treated with a UV-resistant acrylic coating.

Holly Coley was born in Bellflower, California and holds a BFA from San Francisco State University. Her work has been exhibited in New York and San Francisco. She is currently the department head of ceramics at the Crucible in Oakland, where she teaches ceramics to children and adults.

Soft Explosions, works on paper by Holly Coley will be on view at the SoMA Grand through April 29, 2016 by appointment.

Root Division is thrilled to partner with our neighbors at the SoMA Grand by curating their rear lobby with the work of our current Studio Artists. This event is co-sponsored by Root Division, SoMA Grand, and Climb Real Estate.