New work by Bill Dunlap & Jake Watling @ Nowheresville Gallery, SFJuxtapoz // Monday, 05 May 2014
Former Juxtapoz featured artist Bill Dunlap and Jake Watling present "With Skulls and Bones I Made a Rattle" at Paul Ulrich's gallery, Nowheresville Gallery in San Francisco, through June 1, 2014. The title of the show is borrowed from a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge entitled, Fire, Famine, and Slaughter.
For this show, Bill Dunlap presents works from his black paintings series, as well as a group of pattern paintings. The pattern paintings derive many of their elements from Appalachian quilt patterns. The black paintings in this show consist of a Crucifixion triptych and a portrait. "I feel that what I make must be disruptive, violent in a way. I want to present recognizable forms, but rendered in a way that something escapes from them, like ruins."
Jake Watling's work for this show deals with death and the loss of loved ones as as well as recurring themes within his work of rebirth, myth and religion. Watling primarily limited his color pallet to the four colors of the Native American medicine wheel, red, yellow, black and white to unify the work and to utilize a strong influence on his life and artwork.
With Skulls and Bones I Made a Rattle
New work by Bill Dunlap and Jake Watling at Nowheresville Gallery
483 14th Street San Francisco, CA
Show runs through June 1, 2014