WILMER WILSON IVUntrustworthy Ground 21 Oct - 4 Dec 2021“My work stems from a dissatisfaction with the history of bronze in public spaces, and an attempt to imagine a future where bronze is not so compromised by its own history. New relationships to materials are required for a comprehensive restructuring of our sociality that might be able to excise white supremacy.” — Wilmer Wilson IV
WILMER WILSON IVSLIM...YOU DON'T GOT THE JUICE 31 Jan - 16 Mar 2019Slim… you don’t got the juice presents multidisciplinary departures from familiar modes of figurative representation, as they have evolved in the realm of photographic discourse. Wilmer Wilson IV has developed strategies of redaction and annotation in his work that begin to destabilize the norms of making and viewing portraiture through visual, material, and technical manipulation. An exploration into the complex renderings of individual subject-hood versus object-hood in portraiture, the artist has conceived of a stapled-surface-as-viewing-device that mediates image with material.