Renowned Illustrator to Showcase Works at Gallery

Published 08.11.2008


Brad Holland's %E2%80%9CThird Eye,%E2%80%9D acrylic on panel, Entertainment WeeklyThe Gallery at Penn College, on the third floor of Pennsylvania College of Technology's Madigan Library, will host "Third Eye," a collection of works by Brad Holland, from Aug. 14 to Sept. 14.

Now considered one of the top illustrators in the world, Holland became a recognized name in the print industry in the 1970s. 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.

Holland's works merge satire with compassion and humanity, resulting in 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.

An opening reception for the exhibit will take place Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., with a gallery talk by the artist scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Holland will also offer a special lecture at 4 p.m. in Penn's Inn in the Bush Campus Center. The lecture is open to the public, but space is limited. Call the gallery to make a reservation for this lecture.

Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m.; and Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

"Third Eye" is part of the college's Current View Artist Series, which showcases contemporary artists working in a variety of media. Sponsored by the college's media arts department, it provides an opportunity to broaden and enrich the educational experience at Penn College.

For more about this exhibit and The Gallery at Penn College, visit online , e-mail or call (570) 320-2445. For general information about the college, visit on the Web , e-mail or call toll-free (800) 367-9222.