--- ---
- in the office -
Rolf BEHM
Francisco CASTRO LEŅERO
David GOERK
Barry GOLDBERG
Vincent HAMEL
Ron JANOWICH
Woong KIM
Rick KLAUBER
Ron KLEIN
Perla KRAUZE
Toon KUIJPERS
Atta KWAMI
Donald McLAUGHLIN
Hiroyuki OKUMURA
Charles Thomas O'NEIL
Gabriel PHIPPS
Florence PIERCE
Henri PLAAT
Steve RIEDELL
Robin ROSE
Rebecca SALTER
Werner SCHMIDT
Fred STONEHOUSE
Robert THIELE
Carlos TORRES
Hasmig VARTANIAN
William WILLIS
Yuriko YAMAGUCHI
Sati ZECH
ZWINGER


Previous Exhibitions
Contact Us

Howard Scott Gallery

Simplicity, Patience, Compassion
William WILLIS   
April 9 - May 9, 2009

      ( Thursday )  9   A p r i l     t o    ( Saturday )   9   M a y     2 0 0 9

Reception  for  the  artist :   Thursday,  9 April, six to eight p.m.

Howard Scott Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by the American painter, William Willis, which will open to the public on Thursday, 9 April and be installed through Saturday, 9 May 2009.  

The works chosen for the forthcoming exhibition reveal what could be said to be two of the major and enduring influences on his work as an artist:  his devotion to Zen Buddhism and other Eastern philosophies in guiding the living of one's life and existing in the world and his profound admiration of the work of certain early European and American Modernists.  Mr. Willis has lived his life within the eastern United States, primarily between Maryland and Florida.  Though for many years he has lived in close proximity to vast bodies of water (including the Chesapeake Bay and the Gulf of Mexico). In recent years, he has increasingly been drawn to upland and mountainous, forested, sparsely populated areas, where small streams and creeks etch their paths through rocky landscapes, eventually forming rivers on their journey to the sea.  The elemental ingredients of such landscapes have been a powerful influence on his work. The Washington post critic, Ferdinand Protzman has said "Willis is one of the few artists capable of pulling so many aesthetic, intellectual and spiritual strands together in a single picture without being heavy-handed or pedantic."

The paintings which will compose the exhibition reveal the parameters of scale employed by Mr. Willis in recent years, and the selection concentrates on works of relatively intimate scale.  
William Willis' work has been exhibited publicly since 1976, including a number of solo exhibitions in museums and university galleries [amongst which are a twelve-year survey of his work at The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC (with catalogue; 1989) and the Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro.        
529 West 20th Street, 7th Floor | New York, NY 10011 | T: +1 646.486.7004 | info@howardscottgallery.com | Tuesday - Saturday, 11-6pm