Riley Holloway Reimagines Classic Art

Natalie Gempel, Dmagazine, October 9, 2018

Painter Riley Holloway says he’s “pretty bad at art history.” So, when he started preparing for his upcoming solo exhibition, it seemed as good a time as any to brush up on the subject. Of Our Past, opening on Saturday at the South Dallas Cultural Center, is a survey of iconic artwork throughout history, as reimagined through Holloway’s modern portraiture. Behind the stoic faces of Holloway’s friends, the usual vignettes of house plants and neutral walls have been replaced with more complex backgrounds, like Alessandro Piazza’s View of Constantinople.