Bill Saylor

SHADOW BALLERS

February 19–March 19 2017

Press Release Selected Press

Installation view, Bill Saylor: Shadow Ballers, Magenta Plains, New York, NY, 2017

Bill Saylor, Diamond Drip, 2017, oil, oil stick, spray paint, charcoal, and collage on canvas, 84h x 64w x 1.13d in.

Bill Saylor, Holon, 2017, oil, flashe, spray paint, oil stick, graphite and charcoal on canvas, 120h x 96w x 1.13d in.

Installation view, Bill Saylor: Shadow Ballers, Magenta Plains, New York, NY, 2017

Bill Saylor, Halo, 2009, oil on canvas, 96.75h x 72w x 1.13d in.

Installation view, Bill Saylor: Shadow Ballers, Magenta Plains, New York, NY, 2017

Bill Saylor, Humboldt Hangout, 2017, oil on hemp, 84h x 64w x 1.5d in.

Installation view, Bill Saylor: Shadow Ballers, Magenta Plains, New York, NY, 2017

Installation view, Bill Saylor: Shadow Ballers, Magenta Plains, New York, NY, 2017

Bill Saylor, Split Flow, 2017, oil, flashe, spray paint, oil stick, charcoal and collage on canvas, 90h x 62w x 1d in.

Bill Saylor, Zeroscape, 2017, oil, oil stick, flashe and dye on canvas, 84h x 62 x 1.5 in.

Installation view, Bill Saylor: Shadow Ballers, Magenta Plains, New York, NY, 2017

Bill Saylor, Plexus, 2016, oil, oil stick, flashe, spray paint and dye on canvas, 84h x 64w x 1d in.

Bill Saylor, Blizzard Wizard, 2011, wood, metal, plastic and papier-mâché, 72.5h x 24w x 18.75d in.

Installation view, Bill Saylor: Shadow Ballers, Magenta Plains, New York, NY, 2017

Installation view, Bill Saylor: Shadow Ballers, Magenta Plains, New York, NY, 2017

Saylor’s post-apocalyptic beachcomber aesthetic reminds one of a world where humanity exists amid a fragile tension of creation and destruction and that our human-built culture is but one element of a much larger and complex ecosystem.

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