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October 3, 2002
Art Review

The family that paints together ...
By Jackson Griffith, Sacramento News & Review

David Hollowell, "Chardin Rules," oil on three-dimensional panels, 2002.
Ever imagined yourself walking right into a painting? David Hollowell has. Many of the drawings and paintings by this University of California at Davis art professor feature backgrounds taken from classic sources, with rather aloof figures placed in the foreground whose presence comments on what they stand before. This month, various pieces by Hollowell, some of them exuding an ironic take on Norman Rockwell-style Americana, will hang at b. sakata garo, and you can go stand in front of them, too. The show Hollowell, Family & Friends will feature a performance by Hollowell’s daughter Loie Hollowell--whose paintings, sculptures and fabric designs are also on display--at 7:30 p.m. on (second) Saturday, October 12. Also showing are comic panels by Hollowell’s wife, Terry Cronan, and works by Hector. The show will remain up through Halloween. The gallery is located at 923 20th Street, and it is open from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

October 6, 2002
Critic's Pick

By Victoria Dalkey, The Sacramento Bee art correspondent

"Dreamer Boy"/David Hollowell.
David Hollowell's meticulously executed paintings place images from art history and his personal life in stage-like settings. Fourteen of his quirky, postmodern pieces take center stage in a show that also includes works by family and friends, with a special 7:30 p.m. Second Saturday performance this week by his daughter Loie, an art student at UC Santa Barbara. The exhibition is at b. sakata garo, 923 20th St. (916) 447-4276.