Someone Called Me By My Name

William Stockman

Curated with Simon Zalkind

May 01 — June 05, 2015

Opening Reception
Friday, May 1, 2015 | 6pm - 8pm

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<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Untitled (Sunday 11/02/14)</em><span class='media'>charcoal on paper</span>11 x 14in<br>13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0059&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled (Sunday 11/02/14) by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Untitled (Stump)</em><span class='media'>charcoal on paper</span>11 x 14in<br>13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0058&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled (Stump) by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Untitled (Friday 01/09/15)</em><span class='media'>charcoal on paper</span>11 x 14in<br>13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0057&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled (Friday 01/09/15) by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Hazel Wand</em><span class='media'>Acrylic, pastel, graphite on panel</span>45 x 60in<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0055&body=I am interested in finding out more about Hazel Wand by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Strong Swimmer (Buoy)</em><span class='media'>Acrylic, pastel, graphite on panel</span>45 x 56in<br>2015<br></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Small Bequest (Daffodils and Tulips)</em><span class='media'>Acrylic, pastel and graphite on acrylic panel</span>60 x 78in<br>2015<br></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Aengus</em><span class='media'>Acrylic, oil, pastel and graphite on panel</span>73 x 48in<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0050&body=I am interested in finding out more about Aengus by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Last Little Rainbow</em><span class='media'>Acrylic, pastel and graphite on panel</span>45 x 60in<br>2015<br></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Scourge</em><span class='media'>Acrylic, pastel and graphite on panel</span>45 x 60in<br>2015<br></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Untitled (Monday 11/17/14)</em><span class='media'>charcoal on paper</span>11 x 14in<br>13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0047&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled (Monday 11/17/14) by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Untitled (Monday 11/03/14)</em><span class='media'>charcoal on paper</span>11 x 14in<br>13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0046&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled (Monday 11/03/14) by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Untitled (Woodpile 3)</em><span class='media'>charcoal on paper</span>11 x 14in<br>13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0045&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled (Woodpile 3) by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Untitled (Tuesday11/04/14)</em><span class='media'>charcoal on paper</span>11 x 14in<br>13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0043&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled (Tuesday11/04/14) by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Untitled (Archer 3)</em><span class='media'>charcoal on paper</span>14 x 11in<br>16 1/8i x 13 5/8in (framed)<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0041&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled (Archer 3) by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Untitled (Archer 2)</em><span class='media'>charcoal on paper</span>14 x 11in<br>16 1/8i x 13 5/8in (framed)<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0040&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled (Archer 2) by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Untitled (Archer 1)</em><span class='media'>charcoal on paper</span>14 x 11in<br>16 1/8i x 13 5/8in (framed)<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0039&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled (Archer 1) by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Untitled (Archers 1)</em><span class='media'>charcoal on paper</span>11 x 14in<br>13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0038&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled (Archers 1) by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Untitled (Woodpile 3)</em><span class='media'>charcoal on paper</span>11 x 14in<br>13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0037&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled (Woodpile 3) by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Untitled (Woodpile 1)</em><span class='media'>charcoal on paper</span>11 x 14in<br>13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0036&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled (Woodpile 1) by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Untitled (Wednesday 11/19/14)</em><span class='media'>charcoal on paper</span>11 x 14in<br>13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0035&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled (Wednesday 11/19/14) by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Untitled (Saturday 11/07/14)</em><span class='media'>charcoal on paper</span>11 x 14in<br>13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0034&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled (Saturday 11/07/14) by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Untitled (Friday 11/06/14)</em><span class='media'>charcoal on paper</span>11 x 14in<br>13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0033&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled (Friday 11/06/14) by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Untitled (Wednesday 11/05/14)</em><span class='media'>Charcoal on paper</span>11 x 14in<br>13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)<br>2014<br></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Untitled (Monday 11/03/14)</em><span class='media'>charcoal on paper</span>11 x 14in<br>13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0030&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled (Monday 11/03/14) by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Untitled (Wednesday 01/07/15)</em><span class='media'>charcoal on paper</span>11 x 14in<br>13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0029&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled (Wednesday 01/07/15) by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Untitled (Monday 11/03/14)</em><span class='media'>charcoal on paper</span>11 x 14in<br>13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0028&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled (Monday 11/03/14) by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Untitled (Thursday 10/30/14)</em><span class='media'>charcoal on paper</span>11 x 14in<br>13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)<br>2014<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0025&body=I am interested in finding out more about Untitled (Thursday 10/30/14) by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
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William Stockman
Untitled (Sunday 11/02/14)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
2014
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William Stockman
Untitled (Stump)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
2014
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William Stockman
Untitled (Friday 01/09/15)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
2014
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William Stockman
Hazel WandAcrylic, pastel, graphite on panel45 x 60in
2015
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William Stockman
Strong Swimmer (Buoy)Acrylic, pastel, graphite on panel45 x 56in
2015

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William Stockman
Small Bequest (Daffodils and Tulips)Acrylic, pastel and graphite on acrylic panel60 x 78in
2015

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William Stockman
AengusAcrylic, oil, pastel and graphite on panel73 x 48in
2015
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William Stockman
Last Little RainbowAcrylic, pastel and graphite on panel45 x 60in
2015

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William Stockman
ScourgeAcrylic, pastel and graphite on panel45 x 60in
2015

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William Stockman
Untitled (Monday 11/17/14)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
2014
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William Stockman
Untitled (Monday 11/03/14)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
2014
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William Stockman
Untitled (Woodpile 3)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
2014
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William Stockman
Untitled (Tuesday11/04/14)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
2014
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William Stockman
Untitled (Archer 3)charcoal on paper14 x 11in
16 1/8i x 13 5/8in (framed)
2014
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William Stockman
Untitled (Archer 2)charcoal on paper14 x 11in
16 1/8i x 13 5/8in (framed)
2014
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William Stockman
Untitled (Archer 1)charcoal on paper14 x 11in
16 1/8i x 13 5/8in (framed)
2014
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William Stockman
Untitled (Archers 1)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
2014
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William Stockman
Untitled (Woodpile 3)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
2014
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William Stockman
Untitled (Woodpile 1)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
2014
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William Stockman
Untitled (Wednesday 11/19/14)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
2014
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William Stockman
Untitled (Saturday 11/07/14)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
2014
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William Stockman
Untitled (Friday 11/06/14)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
2014
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William Stockman
Untitled (Wednesday 11/05/14)Charcoal on paper11 x 14in
13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
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William Stockman
Untitled (Monday 11/03/14)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
2014
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William Stockman
Untitled (Wednesday 01/07/15)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
2014
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William Stockman
Untitled (Monday 11/03/14)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
2014
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William Stockman
Untitled (Thursday 10/30/14)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
2014
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Gildar Gallery is pleased to present  Someone Called Me By My Name the first solo exhibition at the gallery by William Stockman running May 1 – June 5, 2015 with an opening reception May 1 from 6-8pm.

As an artist William Stockman digests the world of imagery around and within him in an alchemical fashion. Maintaining a practice that involves a diaristic routine of drawing with charcoal, he re-processes content in real-time transforming often fleeting content into vital moments. Pulling from pictorial imagery sifted from the daily newspaper as well as his own experiences and observations, Stockman strips away the specificity of any particular narrative in favor of archetype, allegory and the ineffability of gesture. This daily ritual results in spare yet strongly evocative works on paper. Athletes, politicians, disaster victims, celebrities and characters from Stockman's life find themselves born again as rough-edged apparitions. These ghostly beings wander through a limbo filled with mysteriously familiar symbols.

From these sketches Stockman often zooms in on instances that reveal particular psychic poignancy. Stretching and distorting these fragments in his larger panel compositions, as the content of these images recedes, what remains gain presence as it expands in size. Like the characters in his works, the objects themselves exist between worlds of distinction. While building up texture through the materiality of paint Stockman remains anchored in direct mark-making on these panels through continued use of charcoal as well as the addition of pastels to render his haunting subjects. As the artist constructs delicate and brutal images into essential forms, he leaves behind a physical record of a new narrative arch — the ongoing search for that which cannot by named.

Selected Works

  • William Stockman
    Untitled (Sunday 11/02/14)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
    13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
    2014
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  • William Stockman
    Untitled (Stump)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
    13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
    2014
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  • William Stockman
    Untitled (Friday 01/09/15)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
    13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
    2014
    Inquire

  • William Stockman
    Hazel WandAcrylic, pastel, graphite on panel45 x 60in
    2015
    Inquire

  • William Stockman
    Strong Swimmer (Buoy)Acrylic, pastel, graphite on panel45 x 56in
    2015

  • William Stockman
    Small Bequest (Daffodils and Tulips)Acrylic, pastel and graphite on acrylic panel60 x 78in
    2015

  • William Stockman
    AengusAcrylic, oil, pastel and graphite on panel73 x 48in
    2015
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  • William Stockman
    Last Little RainbowAcrylic, pastel and graphite on panel45 x 60in
    2015

  • William Stockman
    ScourgeAcrylic, pastel and graphite on panel45 x 60in
    2015

  • William Stockman
    Untitled (Monday 11/17/14)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
    13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
    2014
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  • William Stockman
    Untitled (Monday 11/03/14)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
    13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
    2014
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  • William Stockman
    Untitled (Woodpile 3)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
    13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
    2014
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  • William Stockman
    Untitled (Tuesday11/04/14)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
    13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
    2014
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  • William Stockman
    Untitled (Archer 3)charcoal on paper14 x 11in
    16 1/8i x 13 5/8in (framed)
    2014
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  • William Stockman
    Untitled (Archer 2)charcoal on paper14 x 11in
    16 1/8i x 13 5/8in (framed)
    2014
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  • William Stockman
    Untitled (Archer 1)charcoal on paper14 x 11in
    16 1/8i x 13 5/8in (framed)
    2014
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  • William Stockman
    Untitled (Archers 1)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
    13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
    2014
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  • William Stockman
    Untitled (Woodpile 3)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
    13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
    2014
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  • William Stockman
    Untitled (Woodpile 1)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
    13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
    2014
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  • William Stockman
    Untitled (Wednesday 11/19/14)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
    13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
    2014
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  • William Stockman
    Untitled (Saturday 11/07/14)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
    13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
    2014
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  • William Stockman
    Untitled (Friday 11/06/14)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
    13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
    2014
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  • William Stockman
    Untitled (Wednesday 11/05/14)Charcoal on paper11 x 14in
    13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
    2014

  • William Stockman
    Untitled (Monday 11/03/14)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
    13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
    2014
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  • William Stockman
    Untitled (Wednesday 01/07/15)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
    13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
    2014
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  • William Stockman
    Untitled (Monday 11/03/14)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
    13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
    2014
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  • William Stockman
    Untitled (Thursday 10/30/14)charcoal on paper11 x 14in
    13 5/8 x 16 1/8in (framed)
    2014
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