December 8 - January 15, 2022
From Wrong Marfa:
“Wrong Marfa presents Keeping Still, an exhibition of watercolors and drawings by Houston based artist Bill Willis on view December 2021 through January 2022. Bill’s practice includes plein air landscapes, still lifes, and genre paintings whose imagery is taken from mundane subjects, resulting in sincere works that contemplate scenes from everyday life. Keeping Still continues this interest and focuses on a collection of works looking at the landscape in and around Marfa, TX. In addition to these landscapes, Bill’s subject and literal sitter for many of these works also includes multiple repetitions and variations of watercolors portraying the iconic chairs of and Harry Bertoia, Marcel Breuer, and Mies Van Der Rohe. The juxtaposition of these high-design objects alongside works depicting the landscape of West Texas, situate themselves into a category unique to Marfa as a destination, offering you a moment to slow down, sit a spell, and enjoy the landscape.
Bill Willis lives and works in Houston, TX. He received his MFA in Painting from the University of Houston and BFA from the University of Texas at Austin. His work has been included in solo and group exhibitions at the Galveston Arts Center, Galveston; Art Palace, Houston; Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas; Hello Project, Houston; The Joanna, Houston; and Peter Makebish Gallery, New York.
Wrong is a gallery and store in Marfa, Texas established in 2010. The artist-driven store is curated by Buck Johnston and Camp Bosworth and carries items by artist friends they know and love, along with exhibitions featuring 7 to 9 artists annually. Wrong is open everyday, unless they are not, from 11am to 5,6, or 7pm.”
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