ABOUT

Bill Will is a conceptual sculptor and installation artist whose work is known for its use of humor to address sensitive social and political issues. Will typically uses mundane materials such as pennies, bowling balls, and appliances to create work that points to the absurdity of human behavior. Many of Will’s projects are kinetic and include low-tech motorized components. In addition to temporary work in galleries and museums, Will has completed more than 30 public art commissions.  He is a professor emeritus at Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Oregon.

CURRENT

FUN HOUSE Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art September 10—December 10, 2017  

FUN HOUSE

Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art

September 10—December 10, 2017

 

Portland artist Bill Will has used the Hoffman Gallery as a venue for a site-specific interactive art experience.  Fun House requires participants to follow a circuitous marked course through a menagerie of mechanical artworks that, together, form a dramatic and cacophonous spectacle. Will’s work is imbued with humor which is often the first thing one notices before the serious social and political content sneaks in. This is an art installation that crosses the boundary into theater, where the visitor completes the experience.

LINKS

"Passage", public art, Portland: http://www.pamplinmedia.com/pt/9-news/216346-75520-artwork-anchors-new-max-line-to-regions-history

"4 (Where shall I go ahead)", public art, Seattle: http://www.publicartarchive.org/work/4-where-shall-i-go-ahead  +  https://discover.stqry.com/v/pioneer-square/s/3df7573311ac168007b6db67b78374a8

"Us / House of Mirrors" Temporary commission, Portland: http://geographer-at-large.blogspot.com/2013/02/maps-as-art-art-as-maps.html (scoll down)