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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Biography: Alvin Hollingsworth

Don Quixote Series, # 5, 1979/1980
Lithograph, limited edition of 375
35 x 23 in.

Alvin Hollingsworth (American, 1928-2000) was a member of the prominent Spiral group. Spiral was formed in 1963 in the New York studio of Romare Bearden. Spiral members aimed to address civil and human rights concerns and show support for the Civil Rights Movement. They did not, however, want to adhere to strict aesthetic criteria or compromise their artistic individuality. Spiral also included Norman Lewis, Hale Woodruff, Charles Alston, Emma Amos, Richard Mayhew, Reginald Gammons and others.

In the late 1960s, early 1970s, Hollingsworth created a series of murals for the Don Quixote apartment building in the Bronx, NYC, and a series of six lithographs by the same theme and title. The lithograph offered here is part of that series.

Hollingsworth had also worked as comic-strip illustrator. He was born in New York City, where he received a fine arts degree from the City College of New York. Hollingsworth taught at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York.

Hollingsworth art and career are discussed in, among others, Romare Bearden & Harry Henderson, A History of African-American Art (1993); Elsa Honig Fine, The Afro-American Artist (1973), Selma Lewis, African American Art and Artists (1990) and Cedric Dover, American Negro Art (1960).

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Salon III: January 15- February 4, 2009

For exhibition preview, click here.
For installation images, click here.
For printmaking demonstration schedule, click here.

Don Quixote Series, # 6, 1979/1980
Lithograph, limited edition of 375
35 x 23 in.
$ 250

if ART Gallery
SALON III: The Print Exhibition
January 15 – February 4, 2009

if ART Gallery
1223 Lincoln St., Columbia, S.C. 29205

Reception: Thursday, Jan. 15, 5 – 10 p.m.
Opening Hours:
Weekdays, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
& by appointment

Printmaking Demonstrations:
Sunday, Jan. 18, 3 – 5 p.m., Marcelo Novo, Print Gocco
Sunday, Jan. 25, 3 – 5 p.m., Phil Garrett, Monotype
Saturday, Jan. 31, 3 – 5 p.m., H. Brown Thornton, Photo Transfer
Sunday, Feb. 1, 3 – 5 p.m., Steven Chapp, Linocut & Photopolymer Prints

For more information, contact Wim Roefs at if ART:
(803) 255-0068/ (803) 238-2351 –

For its January 2009 exhibition, if ART Gallery presents Salon III, an exhibition of prints by gallery artists at if ART Gallery, 1223 Lincoln St., Columbia, S.C. The opening reception will be Thursday, January 15, 2009, 5 – 10 p.m. The exhibition will be installed salon-style at the gallery’s first floor and continues if ART’s salon-style exhibitions; in December 2008, Salon I & II took place simultaneously at the gallery and Gallery 80808/Vista Studios in Columbia.

Among the printmaking techniques represented in the exhibition are etchings, dry points, lithographs, woodcuts, linocuts, photopolymer prints, embossings, monotypes, silkscreens and photo transfers.

During the exhibition, gallery artists Steven Chapp of Easley, S.C., Phil Garrett of Greenville, S.C., Brown Thornton of Aiken, S.C., and Marcelo Novo of Columbia will give demonstrations of various printmaking techniques. For times and demonstrated techniques, see above.

Artists in the exhibition include Karel Appel, Jeri Burdick, Carl Blair, Lynn Chadwick, Steven Chapp, Corneille, Jeff Donovan, Jacques Doucet, Phil Garrett, Herbert Gentry, Tonya Gregg, John Hultberg, Richard Hunt, Sjaak Korsten, Lucebert, Reiner Mährlein, Sam Middleton, Eric Miller, Joan Mitchell, Dorothy Netherland, Marcelo Novo, Hannes Postma, Edward Rice, Anton Rooskens, Kees Salentijn, Laura Spong, Brown Thornton, Bram van Velde, Katie Walker, David Yaghjian and Paul Yanko.

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Works Of Art

Don Quixote Series, #6, 1979/1980,
lithograph, limited edition of 375,
 x 23 in., $250

Friday, September 30, 2005


Don Quixote Series, # 2, 1979/1980
Lithograph, limited edition of 375
35 x 23 in., $ 250

Don Quixote Series, # 5, 1979/1980
Lithograph, limited edition of 375
35 x 23 in.