View Full Version : Jeffrey Scott Holland's "Clowns in Love" exhibit,

January 19th, 2005, 10:00 PM

For immediate release:

Ben Jones, Jigsaw Gallery, 212.777.7845,
J.S.Holland, 502.582.1674, jshpaint@yahoo.com

"Clowns in Love: new paintings by
Jeffrey Scott Holland"

Jigsaw Gallery
526 E 11th Street
between A & B
NY NY 10009

Opening reception:
February 11, 2005
6pm to 10pm

The exhibit hangs until February 25.


JEFFREY SCOTT HOLLAND, neo-expressionist folk artist
living in both Louisville and Richmond, Kentucky,
expresses Valentine-season sentiments in his own
primitive way, with "Clowns in Love", an exhibit of
new acrylic paintings in NYC's Jigsaw Gallery.

The fear of clowns is an actual diagnosed psychiatric
condition, called Coulrophobia. Holland admits to
finding clowns scary and disturbing, but doesn't
think he needs therapy to cure it. "I express my
fear and horror through my paintings".

Holland's obsession with clowns is a long running
one, and his latest series of work displays them at
their most frightening - and yet, also at their most
humorous. Though clowns have been a favorite subject
of artists for centuries, it's not often that we get
the chance to peer into their love lives.

His technique is rooted in his love for 20th century
graphic work such as German Expressionism and comic
books, citing influences as diverse as Max Pechstein,
Steve Ditko, Georges Rouault, and Rick Altergott.

Holland recently appeared in the film "Twisted
Illusions 2", and his book, "Invisible Topography",
is slated for release in summer 2005.

Also scheduled to make a brief appearance at the
exhibit's opening reception: weird performance artist
Grillo the Clown, who has promised to be on his best
behavior for this event.



October 29th, 2005, 12:05 AM
Those are awesome. Much clown luv. I used to be disturbed and scared by clowns for the longest time ever, until I learned to like the things that I feared about them. As they say, down with the clown till I'm dead in the ground.

Gregory Tenenbaum
April 9th, 2007, 05:13 AM
It's probably because of Captain Spaulding, Gacy and all those carnival horror movies.