Hilary Tolan

  • Hilary Tolan

    Forestland 10, photograph, 16 x 22 inches, 2018.

    Forestland 10'
  • Hilary Tolan

    Rhododendron Forest 1, incised photograph, 7.5 x 10 inches, 2018.

    Rhododendron Forest 1
  • Hilary Tolan

    Rhododendron Forest 12, incised photograph, 7.5 x 10 inches, 2018.

    Rhododendron Forest 12
  • Hilary Tolan

    Forestland, photograph, 11 x 15 inches, 2018.

    Forestland
  • Hilary Tolan

    Forestland, photograph, 11 x 15 inches, 2018.

    Forestland
  • Hilary Tolan

    Plant Portrait 1, graphite on mylar 10 x 14 inches, 2018.

    Plant Portrait 1
  • Hilary Tolan

    Plant Portrait 2, graphite on mylar 11 x 17 inches, 2018.

    Plant Portrait 2
  • Hilary Tolan

    Plant Portrait 2, (detail), graphite on mylar 11 x 17 inches, 2018.

    Plant Portrait 2 (detail)

Artist Statement

Hilary Tolan takes viewers into a world where nature is re-presented. She references both suburban gardens and the "wild" nature of the forest and field. Tolan exploits images of fragmented nature and its possible meanings. She explores the fact that nature which was once alive and embedded in an environment, that existed as a part of a system, is now extracted and defunct of its original purpose. Tolan asks the viewer to consider the nature of time. In her work, she reflects the desire to keep and save things. Thoughts of memory, imagined landscapes, and longing pervade much of its quiet beauty.

Artist Bio

Hilary Tolan is a Boston area artist. She was born in Port Jefferson, New York. She completed her Master's in Art Education in the Artist/Teacher program at Massachusetts College of Art and she received her BFA from Purchase College, New York. Tolan’s work has been reviewed by The Boston Globe, The Boston Phoenix, Art New England and Artscope. She has been a resident at the Brydcliff Artist colony at the Woodstock Guild in New York and was an artist in residence at the Hambidge Center, GA. Hilary creates her work using a range of materials including photography, drawing, sculpture and installation. She has gallery affiliations the Kingston Gallery in Boston and DRIVE-BY/bk projects gallery in Watertown, MA.

Exhibitions

Emerge, January 30-February 24, 2019
All the Members: Relay, January 4-29, 2017
I Know Just What You're Saying, January 6-31, 2016
How to Feel Real, December 2-27, 2015
Shadowland, November 4-29, 2015
All the Members: Gifted, September 4-29, 2013
Big HUGE small works, December 5-23, 2012
XXX: Kingston Annual Members Exhibition, Thirty Years as an Artist Run Gallery, September 5-30, 2012
NETwork, July 5-28, 2012
Floating World, February 1-26, 2012
Kingston Gallery Annual Members' Exhibition, August 31-October 2, 2011

Press + Media

"Hilary Tolan: Emerge." Kingston Blog, February 11, 2019.
Foritano, James. "A February Trifecta: signs of growth in Boston's SoWa district." Artscope Magazine, December 26, 2018.
Choosing to Emerge, December 11, 2018
"Linda Leslie Brown Interviews Shana Dumont Garr about the Exhibition How to Feel Real." Kingston Blog, December 14, 2015.
McQuaid, Cate. "Myths, velocity, shadows evoked in local galleries." The Boston Globe, November 10, 2015.
"Hilary Tolan: The Depth of Shadow." Kingston Blog, November 17, 2015.
Hilary Tolan's Shadowland on View at Kingston Gallery in November

Contact

www.hilarytolan.com
instagram.com/hilary_tolan



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