The resin/urethane sculptures are a product of a combatative contest between toxic substances – substances that are nevertheless an integral part of our everyday lives. Created beyond much of the artist’s contrivance the process gives birth to new and ‘authentic’ forms eminently attuned to the contemporary; a cyber-social space that we can neither foreshadow nor do anything about. The accompanying ‘painted photographs’, seeming vanitas paintings intended to touch on our mortality and the transience of life, serve to highlight our unwitting progress.
Together they might resemble things undiscovered, and seek to suggest new ways of perceiving the contemporary world, a new nature, and the contemplation of the future.
Bill’s painting having been shortlisted for the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize last month, his sculpture has now been shortlisted for the Darebin Art Prize 2015, 11 December 2015 to 21 February 2016.
Next group exhibition Small Images – Grand Vision 40 x 40, 21 November to 22 December 2015, Wagner Gallery, Sydney.
The next solo Exhibition of Bill’s paintings and sculptures will be at [MARS] Gallery in May 2016.
Represented by Ms Andy Dinan at [MARS] Gallery, 7 James St. Windsor, Melbourne VIC. +61 (0)3 95217517 firstname.lastname@example.org marsgallery.com.au
and in Sydney by Ms Nadine Wagner at Wagner Gallery, 39 Gurner St Paddington, NSW +61 (0)2 9360 6069 email@example.com wagnerart.com.au
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