John Will at Jarvis Hall Gallery in Calgary

JOHN WILL: Suspicious Minds. June 9 - July 6, 2017
opening reception / friday june 9 / 5-8 pm

John Will / Running on Empty / 2016 / acrylic, ink & spray paint on paper/ 22 x 30 in.

John Will / Running on Empty / 2016 / acrylic, ink & spray paint on paper/ 22 x 30 in.

Jarvis Hall Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition with legendary Calgary artist, John Will. We hope you will join us on Friday, June 9th between 5-8 PM for the opening reception. This exhibition will feature a number of new (tounge-in-cheek) paintings that John has been working on over the past couple of years. Never to miss a good party, the artist will be in attendance.

These works are a selection from a body of work spanning the past two to three years. For better or worse, the ideas behind many of them seemed to come out of nowhere. I do sense that the content often times relates to my own life and to my own reaction to the world around me and also that the form (and forms) are sometimes a result of accident, chance, or frustration occurring when making the work.
I don't expect viewers not to read or possibly reflect on the texts contained in the work. At the same time, I hope that, because they are pictures, the viewer will look at them before deciding if they are any good or absolute rubbish.
If you are uncertain, take solace in Nietzche's conviction that madness is the result of certainty or the old Chinese proverb, that to be certain is to be ridiculous.  - John Will

John Will is an established artist currently living and working in Calgary, Alberta.  His work can be found in the collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Vancouver Art Gallery, Museum of New Mexico, Art Institute of Chicago, Alberta Foundation For The Arts,  the Glenbow Museum as well as many others.

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