"Song of myself, I celebrate myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belongs to me as good belongs to you" Walt Whitman
"Paint. Paint reacting to its support more than paint being an expressive mark or gesture and more than paint being a surrogate for some figuration or narrative I wanted the new pieces I had worked on over the past months to treat paint as object.
These new works were to be 'Variations on a Theme of Encounter'.' The surfaces and structures of the support were to be as a piece of hardware, and as an obstacle to the paint as a protest. 'Obstacles and Protests', were to be minimal requirements of these pieces. Gesture and surrogacy would only qualify this primary expression." William Tillyer
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