8. Loie Hollowell Lingam slit in Red, Blue and Yellow

Estimate: 160,000–180,000 USD


Loie Hollowell
b. 1983
Lingam slit in Red, Blue and Yellow
Oil paint, acrylic medium, high density foam, and epoxy resin on linen over panel
28 by 21 by 2 1/4 in.

Courtesy the artist and Pace Gallery

Catalogue Note
Known for artwork that explores the bodily landscape, Hollowell’s practice exists in the liminal space between abstraction and figuration, and otherworldly and corporeal. Originating in autobiography, her work explores themes of sexuality, pregnancy and birth using symbolic shapes such as the mandorla, ogee, and lingam to build her distinctive visual lexicon. The central lingam has been pivotal in Hollowell’s practice as she utilized the sacred shape to explore the energies within the concept of female anatomy abstracted. Since then, her work has explored further questions of the female body through variations of sexuality and pregnancy.

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