Polka Dots and Teardrops

Polka Dots for Holly Solomon is loosely inspired by the juxtaposition of the famous Holly Solomon (the late New York art dealer) and the infamous Holly Solomon (the woman who ran down her non-voting husband, blaming him for Obama’s re-election). In this exhibition, Nelson draws on the former Holly Solomon’s love of  Pattern and Decoration to create a visual narrative of polka dots, teardrops and texts.


Kristin Bauer, art catalogue essay, Polka Dots for Holly Solomon, Gebert Contemporary, 2013.