212Gallery is pleased to present Control Panels, a new work by Karl Hollinger on exhibit from January - February 2013. The work of Karl Hollinger is a collaboration of two artists, Mindy Karl and Dale Hollinger.
Control Panels is inspired by a fascination with the icon and its undeniable visual power. Icons are the Hieroglyphics of the modern age. Karl Hollinger are gripped by the imagery of the pictogram and have explored hieroglyphic symbols, both Greek and Mayan. Their work is a visible language, consisting of images that convey an object or an idea, in such clarity that it is impossible to miss. This art form is an amalgamation of the ever present imagery they are bombarded with in their daily lives, that need no translation into spoken language to be understood. A tree can represent a tree, or growth, or that which comes from the tree, or a memory of finding refuge from the sun.
Control Panels is made from mixed media, consisting of various inks, oils, acrylics, handmade papers, acetate, micro fine glass, newspaper, old books, photos, documents, and digital arts.
Dale Hollinger studied photography at UCLA. She majored in art and photography at California College of the Arts and Crafts in Oakland California. Mindy Karl majored in fine arts at the University of South Florida. Their work has been exhibited in solo and group shows nationally.