Wood, plexiglass and acrylic
49 x 49 inches
For Bill By Bill, William Powhida’s recent solo exhibition at Charlie James Gallery, the artist had a series of objects fabricated according to different formal strategies while painting unique certificates that accompany each object. These certificates offer acerbic and critical reflections on the values of these neo-formalist tropes—process, materiality, abstraction—while furthering Powhida’s inquiry into the criteria for evaluating and understanding contemporary art. Powhida continues that inquiry with a new satirical video for MOCAtv.