William Dunlap: Look At It . . . Think About It
June 27, 2011 – December 3, 2011
IP Casino Resort Spa Exhibitions Gallery
William Dunlap reminds us not to forget the importance of history by his use of rich artifacts that take viewers back to their cultural roots and consider what has been lost in today’s world. Symbolic representations are based on life experiences and exploration of historical tradition. Material forms reflect the abstract as objects project from the canvas, presenting a three-dimensional mixed-media image of what would otherwise be a two-dimensional pictorial space. His incorporation of personally meaningful objects suffused with memory stimulate the imagination. Dunlap’s use of recurrent characters can be seen, suggesting the intricate strata of history and its repetition of themes. He invites the viewer to look at it . . . and think about it.