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BRINGING FOSSILS TO LIFE: MARYMOUNT EXHIBIT FEATURES “NATURAL HISTORY” PAINTINGS

Contact: JJ OBrien
212 636 6083
obrien@fordham.edu


TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — David J. Holt will show his recent paintings and works on paper in an exhibi-tion titled “Natural History: Birds, Fossils and Monkeys” from Nov. 25 through Jan. 24 in Butler Gal-lery, Butler Hall, Marymount College of Fordham University. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

 

The paintings range in style from naturalistic studies to nearly abstract grid-like arrangements of bird and fossil shapes. In these arrangements, Holt, a professor of art who has taught at Marymount since 1988, skillfully uses color harmonies and rhythmic patterns to achieve quirky musical effects. Based on drawings of specimens Holt studied at the American Museum of Natural History, the Bronx Zoo and other places while on sabbatical last spring, the works on display are part of a larger series of paintings devoted to subjects from natural history.

 

DATE: NOV. 25 THROUGH JAN. 24
TIME: MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M.
PLACE: BUTLER GALLERY, BUTLER HALL
MARYMOUNT COLLEGE OF FORDHAM UNIVERSITY
100 MARYMOUNT AVENUE
TARRYTOWN, N.Y.

 

Founded in 1841, Fordham is New York City’s Jesuit University. It has residential campuses in the north Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.
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