3rd Friday October
Opening reception, “_low_hanging_fruit”
Please join us for the opening reception of _low_hanging_fruit, new works by Bill Thelen. Bill is an artist, curator and educator. He currently lives and works in Raleigh, NC. Thelen holds degrees from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (BFA) and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (MFA). His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including Cell Projects in London, UK, Galeria Zé dos Bois, Lisbon, Portugal, Thread Waxing Space, Plus Ultra Gallery, Guild and Greyshkul, Cinders Gallery and Exit Art in New York City, NY, Vox Populi and Space 1026 in Philadelphia, PA, New Image Art in Los Angeles, CA, Monique Meloche Gallery, Western Exhibitions, and Heaven Gallery in Chicago,IL, The Green Gallery in Milwaukee, WI, SECCA in Winston-Salem, The Weatherspoon Art Museum and Greenhill Center for the Arts in Greensboro, Branch Gallery in Durham and Lump and Rebus Works in Raleigh, NC among others. His work has be reviewed in the NY Times, Art Papers, TimeOut London, Sculpture Magazine, The News & Observer, The Independent and many online journals and blogs. He is also the director/cofounder of Lump, an artist-run project space located in Raleigh since 1996.
_low_hanging_fruit will feature hundreds of drawings and an abstract sumi ink and bamboo paper sculpture. The economy is high contrast, utilizing only black and white. All color has been drained out. The imagery and language will be presented out of context, unhinged and unedited. I will also include three portfolios (Bug Party, Olso and War) which have been edited for narrative pleasure. Works will only be sold in pairs or groups so the consumer can collaborate to create their own pairings. In doing this, I am allowing myself to collaborate with the viewer to make their own conclusions and form narrative if they see fit.
October 17, 2014