But, what if..?
9 Nov – 13 Dec 2019
For the artists’ second solo exhibition, Sid Motion Gallery is pleased to present new sculptural works and paintings by Morgan Wills.
‘Paul Valéry once said that a bad poem is one that vanishes into meaning. In a painting in which this is a room, this is a chair, this is a head, the imagery does not exist – it vanishes into recognition.’ – Philip Guston
The bright colours and bold forms used in these new works are seemingly light and amusing at first glance – but through the artists’ employment of repetition, gesture and of the absurd Wills manages to address existential anxieties inherent to the human condition and alludes to the anxieties in the creative process itself.
Morgan Wills’ (b. 1992) studied Painting at Wimbledon College of Art, graduating in 2014. His previous exhibitions include ’12 Conversations’, and ‘Play on Repeat’, Sid Motion Gallery, London, 2016 and 2018, ‘Wisdom Tooth’ Unit1 Gallery/Workshop, London, 2017, ‘Sorry About Last Night’, The Washington, Sheffield; ‘Versions’, Benevolent Association of Excellent Solutions (BAES), London; ‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries’, 2015, ICA, London and Backlit Gallery, Nottingham; ‘MK Open’, MK gallery, Milton Keynes, and ‘Assembly’ at Triangle Gallery, London. Wills was shortlisted in 2014 for the HIX Award, shown at CnB Gallery, London, and has completed a three-month Studio Residency at Unit 1 Gallery, London. Wills work was included in the group show ‘Hyper Mesh’, at Assembly Point in January, and a selection of his new monochromatic paintings were shown at Sunday Art Fair in October.