You have to love Bill Thompson's new work, it is so much fun. It is as though his older work from the last few years just had kids. It is also as though he has been reborn. The work feels so fresh. There is something happy contagious about the energy which bounces off the walls in these latest biomorphic reliefs. You just want to take one home.
beetle 3, 28 x 16.5 x 7
urethane on polyurethane block 2015
The most important thing that happens in them is that instead of one color, there are two. This takes us back to his work 25 years ago. Those were flat rectangular surfaces. Two colors, two shapes, talking. The new work comes off the wall, sensuously wheeling in space, with two colors having it on, having us on. Laughing!
|Monkey, 2016, Urethane on polyurethane block 25 x 26.5 x 7”|
As much as I appreciate and admire the earlier monochromatic reliefs, I am sorry, I can't help it, I like these new non-metallic paint polychromes even more. The second color opens up the work like opening up a window. Brilliant. There is the warmth of sunshine. The sounds of birds and children playing, sounds like "boink" and "splat," and "ssssssss." You can almost taste them in your mouth. Bubblegum. M&Ms.
Spring Hill, July 28, 2016
June 18 - July 28, 2016
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