House Gallery is pleased to present Attempt, an exhibition of new paintings by New York-based artist Jeremy Willis. The exhibition features a series of large-scale, oil-on-canvas images with fleshy, frenetic abstract gestures interspersed with fragments of legible human figures. These never become whole. And that’s the point: Willis wants to know how one person can make herself legible to others in this strange, oversaturated world in which “personal identity” has become a marketable product.
Willis received his B.F.A. from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1999 and his M.F.A. from Hunter College in 2008. He has had solo exhibitions at DuMois Gallery in New Orleans and AS220 in Providence, Rhode Island. His work has also appeared in exhibitions at Priska C. Juschka Fine Art and Spattered Columns in New York, the Brooklyn Lyceum, among other venues across the U.S. and Canada. Attempt, the artist’s first solo exhibition at House Gallery, continues through October 29, 2011.