Ernie Holzman: Life ReFocused

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This Sunday, November 12th, join Ernie and Terry Holzman in an exhibition of sculptures, assemblages, collages and more – in the presentation Ernie Holzman: Life ReFocused. The art show offers a completely different look – a deconstructed one – into the phrase “lights, camera, action.”

The beautifully curated exhibition celebrates film cameras and lenses from the 20th century. Presented by writer-director Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Cloverfield), Oscar®-nominated cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth, ASC (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network), and cinematographer Ernie Holzman, ASC (Without a Trace, Cora Unashamed, Thirtysomething), the event offers assemblages and sculptures created by Holzman, as well as a rare print of the iconic set of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window. All proceeds benefit cancer research at City of Hope.

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When cinematographer Ernie Holzman was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, he had to retire from making movies and television. He put his creative energy into deconstructing vintage motion picture cameras a friend had given him and re-assembling the pieces into abstract sculpture.  In order to give back to the cancer community that saved his life and put him into remission, Holzman is presenting 75 Life Refocused works for sale to benefit the City of Hope Cancer Center.

Holzman relates “The opportunity to create art, and ultimately have this showing, has not only been enormously healing for me, but has given my life greater meaning than I have ever known.”

His wife Terry Holzman made sure none of the exquisite memorabilia went to waste. 

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“My part of the show is I took all the extra bits—thousands of extra motion picture camera parts, from large lenses to tiny screws, and created 150 6×6” collages. It’s called Splice Here: Collages by Terry Holzman,” she relates. “I used the word “Splice” not only because it’s a film term, to join together photographic film segments, but also as a general term to “join together or unite” which is what Ernie and I are doing. Uniting to raise money to benefit cancer research at City of Hope.”

Enjoy the art, live music, food, and drink and help support the Holzmans this Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at RED Studios Hollywood, 864 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, 90038. An RSVP is not necessary to attend.

  • Genie Davis