White Room: Will SheldonSeptember 9–October 21, 2017
Looking for Blueberries in a house painted brown
White Columns is pleased to present a solo exhibition by the New York-based artist Will Sheldon. Sheldon’s exhibition comprises of a series of five large-scale, shaped and stitched canvas works that both build upon and amplify his increasingly expanding approach to drawing, one that unashamedly embraces the dynamics of craft and illustration, as well as the emotional and psychological impulses associated with childhood and adolescence. Sheldon’s hybrid painting-drawings suggest a hallucinatory, dream-like space, with the works functioning as thresholds or ‘portals’ into the realm of the imagination. About Sheldon’s “wild and compassionate vision”, the writer Reba Maybury has observed that: “Sheldon’s world addresses some of the globe’s most intimate and arousing subjects then disrupts them without aggression, but instead with a fantastical eccentricity that allows everyone in.”
Will Sheldon lives and works in New York. He received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2013. His work was previously the subject of a solo exhibition at Cleopatra’s, Brooklyn (2017), and he is currently included in the group show ‘Prick Up Your Ears’ at Karma International (Los Angeles).
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