Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, June 12, 7 – 9 PM
May 29 – August 9, 2020
Common Ground Gallery
Wills is inspired by the tools of desire: wishes, hopes, pleas for divine or cosmic intercession, and superstitious rites. These are the things we turn to when something is desperately wanted but cannot be achieved through hard work or other rational means. Her most recent works invoke the creation of something unknown, and good, from the remains of dreams that have broken.
About the artists:
Julie Wills is an interdisciplinary artist working in the expanded field of sculpture, including installation, collage, performance, video and site-specific practices. Recent solo exhibits have been presented at Arlington Arts Center in VA, Hillyer Art Space in Washington, DC, Whittier College in Los Angeles, and Kohl Gallery at Washington College in MD. She has been an artist-in-residence at Jentel (WY), PLAYA (OR), The Hambidge Center (GA), and Pyramid Atlantic Art Center (MD), among others, and is the recent recipient of an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council. Her works are included in the White Columns Artist Registry in New York and the ICA Baltimore’s Flat Files Program. In addition to her individual studio practice, Wills is the founder and curator of China Hutch Projects, a domestic project space for contemporary art located inside her home. See more at www.chinahutchprojects.com.