Opening Saturday, February 8th at Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco is “Newslate” featuring works by William T. Wiley, one of the most influential American artists to come out of the Bay Area. His first solo exhibition at Hosfelt Gallery will consist of very recent paintings on canvas and watercolors on paper, contextualized with work from the past decade, as a means of exploring the evolution of his lexicon and style. For more than 50 years, the poet-philosopher Wiley has combined language and image, non-hierarchically, to address the most important social, political and environmental issues of the times. His visual vocabulary of repeating motifs, combined with word play – running internal monologues, spiked with puns, double entendre and malapropism – is an open-ended investigation into the moral issues of the global citizen in the early 21st century.
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 8, 2014. 4-6pm.
“Newslate” will be on view through March 15, 2014.
For more information visit Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco.