After Thought

William Stockman

September 22 — November 04, 2017

Opening Reception
Friday September 22nd | 6pm - 9pm

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<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Brave Archer 2</em>60 x 60 in  (152.4 x 152.4 cm)<br>2017<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0077&body=I am interested in finding out more about Brave Archer 2 by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>We're All Losers Now</em><span class='media'>Acrylic, oil and oil stick on panel</span>48 x 60 in  (121.9 x 152.4 cm)<br>2017<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0071&body=I am interested in finding out more about We're All Losers Now by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Songbird Algorithm</em><span class='media'>Oil, oil stick and acrylic on panel</span>45 x 60 in  (114.3 x 152.4 cm)<br>2017<br></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Sunset Club</em><span class='media'>Oil and oil stick on panel</span>48 x 60 in  (121.9 x 152.4 cm)<br>2017<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0086&body=I am interested in finding out more about Sunset Club by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>New Invasive Species</em><span class='media'>Acrylic, oil and oil stick on panel</span>60 x 72 in  (152.4 x 182.9 cm)<br>2017<br></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Bullhorn</em><span class='media'>Acrylic, oil and oil stick on panel</span>14 x 17.5 in  (35.6 x 44.5 cm)<br>2017<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0076&body=I am interested in finding out more about Bullhorn by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Mirrors With Long Shadows</em><span class='media'>Acrylic, oil and oil stick on panel</span>48 x 60 in  (121.9 x 152.4 cm)<br>2017<br></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Walk In the Sun Once More</em><span class='media'>Acrylic, oil and oil stick on panel</span>72 x 96 in  (182.9 x 243.8 cm)<br>2017<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0087&body=I am interested in finding out more about Walk In the Sun Once More by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>The Last Known Living Giant's First Great Act Of Courage</em><span class='media'>Oil and oil stick on panel</span>48 x 60 in  (121.9 x 152.4 cm)<br>2017<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0088&body=I am interested in finding out more about The Last Known Living Giant's First Great Act Of Courage by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Some Facts About Twins</em><span class='media'>Oil and oil stick on panel</span>48 x 60 in  (121.9 x 152.4 cm)<br>2017<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0082&body=I am interested in finding out more about Some Facts About Twins by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>The Searchers</em><span class='media'>Oil and oil stick on panel</span>24 x 30 in  (61 x 76.2 cm)<br>2017<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0083&body=I am interested in finding out more about The Searchers by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">William Stockman</span><br><em>Semi-Autonomous Vehicle</em><span class='media'>Oil and oil stick on panel</span>24 x 30 in  (61 x 76.2 cm)<br>2017<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry WSTO0085&body=I am interested in finding out more about Semi-Autonomous Vehicle by William Stockman'>Inquire</a></p>
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William Stockman
Brave Archer 260 x 60 in (152.4 x 152.4 cm)
2017
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William Stockman
We're All Losers NowAcrylic, oil and oil stick on panel48 x 60 in (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
2017
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William Stockman
Songbird AlgorithmOil, oil stick and acrylic on panel45 x 60 in (114.3 x 152.4 cm)
2017

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William Stockman
Sunset ClubOil and oil stick on panel48 x 60 in (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
2017
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William Stockman
New Invasive SpeciesAcrylic, oil and oil stick on panel60 x 72 in (152.4 x 182.9 cm)
2017

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William Stockman
BullhornAcrylic, oil and oil stick on panel14 x 17.5 in (35.6 x 44.5 cm)
2017
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William Stockman
Mirrors With Long ShadowsAcrylic, oil and oil stick on panel48 x 60 in (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
2017

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William Stockman
Walk In the Sun Once MoreAcrylic, oil and oil stick on panel72 x 96 in (182.9 x 243.8 cm)
2017
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William Stockman
The Last Known Living Giant's First Great Act Of CourageOil and oil stick on panel48 x 60 in (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
2017
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William Stockman
Some Facts About TwinsOil and oil stick on panel48 x 60 in (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
2017
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William Stockman
The SearchersOil and oil stick on panel24 x 30 in (61 x 76.2 cm)
2017
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William Stockman
Semi-Autonomous VehicleOil and oil stick on panel24 x 30 in (61 x 76.2 cm)
2017
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Gildar Gallery is pleased to present William Stockman’s solo exhibition After Thought running September 22 – November 4, 2017 featuring all new works by the regarded artist.

William Stockman is not seeking to be clever. Rather than employ calculated irony to dissect contemporary paradox, his resolute paintings and drawings adhere to a more ancient and perhaps fundamental technology in order to embrace it. “Physical thinking” is the term the artist uses to describe his approach to knowing the world through the act of liberated yet deliberate mark-making. The results are charged images of enduring subtlety.

The exhibition's title After Thought recalls Stockman’s interest in the ephemeral, physical and emotional as essential. Like an alchemist approaching the postmodern landscape, he employs a highly developed and personal system of internal process and symbols to transform the swirl of content competing for his attention. Childhood memories, the daily news, his young daughter’s drawings, symbols of mundane labor, all resurface as elements in an ever expanding allegorical landscape.  

In his most recent works, Stockman continues his interest in the physical and psychic transmutation between drawing and painting. One series of works on panel finds the direct action of drawing in oil stick and charcoal incorporated into layers of thickly applied white and grey pigment. This build-up of image and surface, of covering and recovering content, conjures a delicate and palpable depth as objects and figures recede and emerge from gossamer fields – not dissimilar from the process of recalling of long buried memories. In a second series of panel works, Stockman reverses this relationship between media; drawing overcomes painting as simple renderings sit on top of boldly painted monochrome backgrounds. Painting retreats to become the illuminating element for evocative sketches – flash records of immediate impressions.

Wrestling through theses relationships between external and internal, drawing and painting, Stockman opens a window into the vulnerable process of discovery rather than making a statement of arrival. Fixing his gaze and ours towards the overlooked as potentially elemental, he invites consideration of that which is ineffable, and possibly even beyond thought.

Selected Works

  • William Stockman
    Brave Archer 260 x 60 in (152.4 x 152.4 cm)
    2017
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  • William Stockman
    We're All Losers NowAcrylic, oil and oil stick on panel48 x 60 in (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
    2017
    Inquire

  • William Stockman
    Songbird AlgorithmOil, oil stick and acrylic on panel45 x 60 in (114.3 x 152.4 cm)
    2017

  • William Stockman
    Sunset ClubOil and oil stick on panel48 x 60 in (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
    2017
    Inquire

  • William Stockman
    New Invasive SpeciesAcrylic, oil and oil stick on panel60 x 72 in (152.4 x 182.9 cm)
    2017

  • William Stockman
    BullhornAcrylic, oil and oil stick on panel14 x 17.5 in (35.6 x 44.5 cm)
    2017
    Inquire

  • William Stockman
    Mirrors With Long ShadowsAcrylic, oil and oil stick on panel48 x 60 in (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
    2017

  • William Stockman
    Walk In the Sun Once MoreAcrylic, oil and oil stick on panel72 x 96 in (182.9 x 243.8 cm)
    2017
    Inquire

  • William Stockman
    The Last Known Living Giant's First Great Act Of CourageOil and oil stick on panel48 x 60 in (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
    2017
    Inquire

  • William Stockman
    Some Facts About TwinsOil and oil stick on panel48 x 60 in (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
    2017
    Inquire

  • William Stockman
    The SearchersOil and oil stick on panel24 x 30 in (61 x 76.2 cm)
    2017
    Inquire

  • William Stockman
    Semi-Autonomous VehicleOil and oil stick on panel24 x 30 in (61 x 76.2 cm)
    2017
    Inquire