Join us for a discussion on Thursday April, 23 at 7pm am with artists Will Schneider-White and Dane Winkler as the two Hamiltonian Fellows share their processes and thoughts behind their new bodies of work on view at Hamiltonian Gallery through May 9th.
Will Schneider-White continues his painterly translation of literary themes in The noise of his name. Thinking about the notion that, as author William Gass writes, “A character, first of all, is the noise of his name, and all the sounds and rhythms that proceed from him,” Schneider-White creates figures that float between states of specificity, touching on ideas of character, portrait, and the artist’s surrogate. The works in The noise of his name. revel in a preoccupation with the mechanics of painting, which, when combined with literary-cum-representational ideas, weave narratives with deep emotional resonance.
Chassis, the metal framework of a man-made structure, alludes also to the formative memories, materials and ideas that guide Dane Winkler’s sculptural practice. In Chassis, Winkler’s harkens back to his childhood in rural upstate New York where days were spent outdoors tending the family farm. Winkler pays homage to recollections both sobering and tender with two ruggedly sophisticated kinetic sculptures that contrast natural materials and industrial machinery, hard labor with nostalgia.
Will Schneider-White holds an MFA from Slade School of Art in London, England where he was awarded the Steer Medal and Prize in Painting. In 2014 he was featured at VOLTA art fair New York, NY, (e)merge art fair in Washington, DC, and he was an editor’s pick in New American Paintings, South Edition 112. Recent exhibitions include Sensor, Scanner, The Drury Gallery, Marlboro, VT (2014), Face Real Heavy, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond VA (2014), Ostensible Fictions, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC (2013), Private Drama, Vibe Gallery, London, UK (2012), and White Studies, BFA Gallery, Portland, Oregon (2010). He was the 2013 Fountainhead Fellow in painting at Virginia Commonwealth University and is a current Hamiltonian Fellow. His paintings are in various national and international collections.
Dane Winkler is an MFA candidate in sculpture at the University of Maryland, College Park. His work has been featured in various group and solo exhibitions throughout the United States, including an upcoming solo exhibition at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts in 2016, at Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY (2014), Open Door 8 at Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN (2013) and Other People’s Lives, Earlville Opera House Gallery, Earlville, NY. He is a current Hamiltonian Fellow, and in addition to sculpting he plays the drums in the New York-based rock band Lovesick Nomads.