‘Interrupted’ at Coburn Gallery, Ashland University

Posted August 22nd, 2016

My work is included in the group show ‘Interrupted: Artists Addressing Loss and Longing’ at the Coburn Gallery at Ashland University in Ashland, OH. The exhibit runs September 1-25.

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Amarillo Museum of Art Biennial

Posted November 2nd, 2015

Several of my works were recently included in the Amarillo Museum of Art Biennial 600: Sculpture exhibit, and I love this text from the exhibit statement:

Through stunning photography and visuals like the parched, barren landscape and tumbleweed wig, Julie Wills’ performance ‘Marie Antoinette in America: Dry Bed’ captures the ennui of a life trapped within the confines of traditional gender roles. Alone in the desert, Wills’ Marie Antoinette is without the tools that mark her femininity and as such, she is left blowing in the wind, lost amid the sublime western landscape. Reminiscent of the performative work of Ana Mendieta or Eleanor Antin, Wills likewise uses her body in a way that highlights the relationship between nature and femininity. Her exploration of digital space through videodocumentation of her performance aligns her with the current generation of video and performance artists whose work is inherently sculptural.
– Leigh Arnold, Assistant Curator, Nasher Sculpture Center

Pleased to have been included in such good company, and humbled to have had my work selected as Honorable Mention award recipient!

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Artist-in-Residence at Jentel Foundation

Posted September 15th, 2015

I am thrilled and grateful to be spending the next month thinking, reading and *making work* as an artist-in-residence at the Jentel Foundation, a place of spectacular beauty in rural Banner, Wyoming.

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‘Cut’: The Bridge Club at Art Palace

Posted September 8th, 2015

Cut, a solo exhibit of photographs by The Bridge Club, will be on view at Art Palace in Houston, TX from September 11- October 24, 2015, accompanied by a live performance during the exhibit’s opening reception on September 11 from 6-8pm.

From the gallery’s press release:
The images on view offer glimpses of past performances by The Bridge Club from over the past two years. As the evidence of one anonymous collective persona realized by four agents, the tone of the photographs exists in the climate between camaraderie and isolation. The exhibit’s title refers both to the cinematic nature of the photographs on display and to the physical act of cutting, which will feature prominently in the performance. ‘Cut’ will activate the gallery space where sculpture typically resides and reference the surrounding photographic images, creating a sense of placelessness and ineffable longing.

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The Verge (Dam), archival digital print, edition of 3. 40×60″

FLUID

Posted April 30th, 2015

I’m very pleased to be a part of FLUID 2015, a water-themed exhibit at Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in Staten Island, NY, opening this Saturday night, May 2. The exhibit is curated by Jesse Hamerman and runs May 2- December 13, 2015. Please check it out if you’re in the area!

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