Published DatePLYMOUTH — The Plymouth State University Department of Art Visiting Artist Series will present a discussion with Julee Holcombe from 4–5 p.m. Wednesday, February 6. The program will be held in Room 314 at the Draper and Maynard Building on North Main Street in Plymouth.
Holcombe's photographs encompass the interpretations of courtly paintings, religious parables and modern street sensibility as she incorporates historical references within a Utopian vision. Her art investigates contemporary cultures as she reconstructs and collages interior and exterior environments from an amalgam of different original photographs, ultimately composing landscapes and portraits that mirror the classical traditions of painting. Her use of symbolic and familiar reference points within art, philosophy, religion and the invention of history results in a new and intriguing artistic experience.
Holcombe says, "My photographs are both documentary, fictional and autobiographical, and reflect the world in which we live today. My images move beyond the modern mentality to explore a fantastical side of our everyday lives."
She has exhibited in New England and in London, England. Currently, Holcombe is associate professor of art and art history at the University of New Hampshire.
The visiting artist initiative expands the Department of Art tradition of bring fine artists and graphic designers to PSU during the academic year, and for extended summer workshops at both the graduate and undergraduate level.
Babylon Revisited. (Coutrtesy photo)