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William Newman-Wise | The Birdsell Project

William Newman-Wise

I locate my work between dusk and dawn. These are images of the night. Rigid materials are made to appear flaccid, falling under the weight of something heavier. Constraint infects the work. Slick and coarse parts abut one another, nagging for resolution. Cheap, plastic and fragile materials swell into bulbous forms. Plaster melts like candle wax and clay cracks. Parts flirt, tenderly, like partners in bed.

My work emerges from intuitive play and lingering desire. I move fluidly between sculpture, video, and drawing, each documenting fleeting, realized, and projected moments of intimacy.

Irreverence drives my exploration of excess. I entertain a mess of open possibilities, dissonance, and resonance.