An exhibition of private works by Toronto artist Bill Wrigley
Dates: September 6 – 14, 2018
Gallery hours: 11 am – 6 pm
Opening reception: September 6, 2018, 7 – 9 pm
being Wrigley embodies pivotal moments of my life. It is a collection of my private works – from extremely large-scale oil and wax paintings on canvas to the opposite end of the spectrum, the significantly smaller oil on panel series aptly titled LittleBillys. Add to the mix BillyBooms – hand-made, one of a kind boomerangs painstakingly perfected to fly and return.
This collection exemplifies the reality of an overwhelming sense of aloneness and subsequent feelings of abandonment that live and thrive in my head. From a very young age, the realization of this notion enabled me to cope and therefore better adjust to the mechanics of life – most notably the aforementioned fear of abandonment – through my art. On viewing these works, it is clear to see the ‘oneness’ influencing each piece – be it the solitary act of dreaming, musing, fantasizing, or brooding; or in the guise of a boomerang, a recreational contrivance designed for a single participant.
I believe this collection – being Wrigley – epitomizes the notion that strength can be gained through solitude.
Contact: Barbara Weinberg