WILLIAM HALL FINE ART
I am inspired by nature, insects, animals and their structures. Fossils, natural stone, sedimentary rock and the mechanics by which they are formed over time, have a fundamental primordial appeal. My art is process driven. Much of my technique is designed to mimic natural occurrences. I open myself up to whatever art wants to be. I strive to produce seemingly random compositions that achieve a pinnacle beyond my conscious capabilities. This act of allowance requires the ability to accept inevitable failures as part of the process, and not a measure of one’s abilities or lack thereof. Lessons learned. The next piece will always be better. For me, grout, with its various qualities and capabilities, is a perfect medium. This non-traditional medium is conducive to the process of experimentation. I ask the question “what if?”. I am not always happy with the result, nor is it always what I expected. This learning process evolves, fueled by the creative impulse, until, like a fossil or ancient stone, the work becomes a time capsule, a manifestation of inspiration, struggle, and brief moment in the sun.
Hall was a founding member of the cutting- edge 500-X Gallery in Dallas and has exhibited in over 60 prestigious group and one-man shows throughout the U.S. His work was awarded “Best of Show” by the late Henry Geldzahler, famed curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art, New York. Walter Hopps, then curator of the National Collection of Fine Art, DC, chose his work to be exhibited at the Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art. The late Dr. Edmund Pillsbury, 18-year Kimbell Art Museum Director and past Senior Fine Art Expert at Heritage Galleries & Auction House, was a fan and mentor. Hall’s work was on display for two weeks in the capital rotunda in Austin, TX in 1986. That same year, he was an Official State Artist of Texas nominee. In April 2005, he was featured in American Artist magazine. In 2012 his work was featured on the Jumbotron in “Art Takes Time Square” New York, NY. Hall’s work appears in many private and corporate collections, including the Arlington Museum of Art, the corporate headquarters of MasterCard, NY, the corporate headquarters of IN-N-Out Burger, California, One Bell Plaza and Market Hall, Dallas, and Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson LLP, Dallas,TX.
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