Reported by Ashley Fishman, art major, ISU
Ken Holder has a new solo exhibition of paintings and artist's books at the MCAC from January 14 through February 19, 2011. He taught painting in the School of Art at Illinois State University from 1969 to 1998. He got his BFA from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and his MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He grew up in Texas, but currently works and lives in Illinois. His reoccurring themes in the works on display are of horses and the wild west. His style is very minimalistic, and his paint handling is very fluid. Holder created several books of works inspired by the Lewis & Clark trail.
He also plays banjo in a band called Old Men Boyz that played at the opening of his show.
Below you'll see some pictures taken at his current exhibition.
If you'd like to read more about this show, and a interview with Ken Holder, please click here