Image: Glasseen, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 30″ x 40″
You are invited to the opening reception of
William Denton Ray: Shapeshifting
at Gallery 924
Opening Reception: Friday, September 4, 6 – 9 pm
(during IDADA First Friday Art Tour)
Ray is well-known for his whimsical characters painted in bold, sometimes, garish colors on everything from beer bottles, cardboard boxes, and wood panels. In his new work, Ray has taken his recognizable characters and elevated them to another level through abstraction and a more subdued and neutral color palette. He has deconstructed the faces and reconstructed them into forms and shapes that have a decidedly more refined feel. He describes Shapeshifting as his new process of simplifying and abstracting his quintessential characters to the point of Pareidolia–a psychological phenomenon involving a stimulus wherein the mind perceives a familiar pattern where none actually exists. Through this new work he hopes to explore this transformation by which his familiar characters take on new life.
For more information on William:
Like him on Facebook /Whimsical Funk Artwork by William Denton Ray
Follow him on Twitter @WhimsicalFunk
Follow him on Instagram @WhimsicalFunk
Learn more about William Denton Ray in this month’s
Indy Arts Studio Series.