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William T. Wiley

75mrunaturaleyesape2 Sincerity and William T. Wiley   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
William T. Wiley at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive March 17th, 2010 - July 18th, 2010
Posted 5/4/10

If you’ve ever been in the United terminal at SFO then you may have seen William T. Wiley’s VOID, 1977.  The large painting (12' by 25') depicts a colorful and dense landscape, with the word VOID “carved” out of the color. This particular painting stands out in the context of the usual, yawningly sterile objects that pass for public art offerings at the airport for two notable reasons. The first one:  though this might be subjectively applied, it is actually interesting. Second re... [more]

Punball_backglass_for-print William Wiley at Electric Works   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
William T. Wiley at Electric Works May 16th, 2008 - July 28th, 2008
Posted 6/22/08

The old dilemma between saving and savoring the world is always with us: the last twenty-seven years have been one long savory smorgasbord — and now we get the hangover and heartburn for who knows how long, if salvation is even possible now. Fortunately, some are always more adept at seeing reality than the shouters of received unwisdom. The late Molly Ivins, a gadfly of exquisitely comic common sense, advised social critics to give ‘em hell and have fun doing it; I suspect that William T.... [more]

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