…For the Sake of Free Vision
a solo exhibition by Bill Brookover @ dvaa
Exhibition Runs: may 2nd - May 13th, 2018
public Opening Reception:
Saturday, May 12th, 1-5pm
About the exhibition:
Free vision, like free speech, is fundamental to a free and creative life. Josef Albers argued that free vision must be open to multiple points of view.
Bill Brookover works within a narrow visual language, but he tries to explore it as fully as possible from multiple directions. All pieces are printed by hand or on a press. Some are cut apart and reassembled in new patterns. He uses triangles, lines, and textures within a controlling grid. Triangles are defined and held in position by the rectangular cell of the grid. He pushes and pulls the grid, and rotates the triangles to create points, lines and planes, sometimes as positive shapes, sometimes as negative space. He invites the viewer to follow his explorations for the sake of free vision.
About the Artist:
Bill Brookover is a printmaker whose work is based in his design training and the art of architecture. Born in West Texas, he studied Architecture and Fine Arts at Rice University, Historic Preservation at Columbia University, and Printmaking at Fleisher Art Memorial. His prints explore design, color, texture, and geometric structure. Brookover is a teaching artist at Fleisher Art Memorial, a community-based art school in South Philadelphia, where he has taught printmaking since 2010. In 2014 he began leading tours of Hidden Print Collections for Fleisher printmaking students. He serves on the Board of Directors at Fleisher Art Memorial where he chairs the Sanctuary Taskforce. He is a member of Second State Press, The Print Center in Philadelphia, the American Color Print Society, InLiquid, The Main Line Art Center, Philadelphia Center for the Book, and DaVinci Art Alliance.