OFF-SITE: Bosse & Baum x Sid Motion Gallery
6 – 11 Oct 2020
The gallery was delighted to present Morgan Wills in a pop-up exhibition in collaboration with Bosse & Baum at 9 French Place, London E1, hosted by BeAdvisors Art Department
Morgan Wills’ physical presentation of works in East London was coupled with an exhibition in extended reality on the Vortic Collect app which launched simultaneously, as part of the London Collective.
The bright colours and bold forms used in Morgan Wills’ 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.
‘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
Morgan Wills’ (b. 1992) studied Painting at Wimbledon College of Art, graduating in 2014. His previous exhibitions include: ‘But… What it?’; ’12 Conversations’, and ‘Play on Repeat’, Sid Motion Gallery, London, 2019, 2018 and 2016; ‘Wisdom Tooth’ Unit1 Gallery/Workshop, London, 2017 (following a three-month studio residency); ‘John Moores Painting Prize’, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 2018; ‘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 work was included in the group show ‘Hyper Mesh’, at Assembly Point in January 2019, and a selection of his new monochromatic paintings were shown at Sunday Art Fair in October 2019