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Last Days: Brad Holland at Penn College

Brad Holland — Third Eye
Through September 14, 2008

Now considered one of the top illustrators in the world, Brad Holland became a recognized name in the print industry in the 1970’s. His revolutionary style and perceived political commentaries were a welcome change from the nostalgic illustrations of the past. His works expressed a personal approach and though the ambiguity of his work was initially controversial, he was in time embraced by the likes of Playboy and The New York Times. The trail of his drawings and paintings can be followed through a broad range of publications including Vanity Fair, Time, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, Esquire, and The Atlantic Monthly. While his unique style has evolved through the years, Holland’s approach remains consistent. He has illustrated CD covers for Ray Charles, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Billy Joel among others, and his work can be found on theater posters, on the walls of Rio Casino in Las Vegas, and in the pages of virtual magazines. He recently illustrated LaNotte di Q, for Australian author Michael Reynolds, and Pandora Books of Seville, Spain, published a book of his Spanish landscape pastels.

His works merge satire and wit with compassion and humanity, resulting in very stirring images that are stories themselves. This extensive display of Holland’s art at The Gallery at Penn College will include drawings and paintings from a variety of sources.

Brad Holland: Third Eye
Through September 14th
The Gallery at Penn College
Madigan Library, 3rd Floor
Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA