November 7 - 28, 2020
A solo exhibition featuring paintings from Austin based artist Will Klemm.
From the gallery:
“On Saturday, November 7th, Wally Workman Gallery will open a solo show with Austin painter Will Klemm, well known locally as well as nationally for his ethereal and light-focused landscapes. Of his work, he says “My intention is to communicate something abstract and interior, while still referencing our everyday lives. Thus, a lone farmhouse in a field might be a metaphor for solitude, or a cloud could stand in for transience and change. But at the same time, I share with most realists a fascination with the ordinary appearance or things; their weight, texture, and tactility. These two competing impulses, the poetic and the literal, are the poles around which my work continues to orbit.” This show includes grids of nine such paintings, introducing an element of storytelling new to Klemm’s work. The small paintings began as individual experiments, exploring technique, subject matter and composition. As the works literally stacked up in Klemm’s studio, he noticed a conversation between them and began to combine and recombine them into grids to create a visual dialogue. When he ended up with nine grids, Klemm recalled J.D. Salinger’s 1953 collection of short fiction called “Nine Stories,” and this is how the show got its name.
Wally Workman Gallery continues to be open by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled online at the website.
Established in 1980 and located in a 100 year old historic house in Austin’s art district, the Wally Workman Gallery specializes in emerging and collected talent.”
On View: November 7, 2020 | 1–5 pm
1202 West 6th Street
Austin, 78703 TX
(512) 472-7428Get directions