Nov 8th—Apr 1st 2020
For the reopening of 1288 15th Avenue, we welcome Will Thomson for his debut exhibition with Problem Library and first solo in the US.
The exhibition is comprised of painting, photography and installations with a common reflective value. Will’s work directs us towards discernible and common inner moments. Separate from photographic concepts in the artists practice, a real scene is never depicted but emerges from process.
Multiple versions of each painting exist within layers of oil paint that have been reduced, reworked, and rebuilt through both sides of raw linen.
–Peanut butter sandwich, two apples and an orange, you don’t have to have a filet mignon in order to be happy.
The title of the show is a phrase from a spiritual lecture playing in a car, overheard by the artist. The unfamiliar source, and chance form in which it appeared, acted as symbolic in its parallel to the visual experience that begins each artwork.