Wed. Oct 23rd, 2019

Gallery East features conceptual drawings by artist Namon Bills titled “Spatial Relations”

An exhibit of drawings titled “Spatial Relations” by Orem, Utah artist Namon Bills will be displayed at Utah State Eastern’s Gallery East from Nov. 12 through Dec. 13.
According to Galley Director Noel Carmack, “Bills is a rising young Utah artist who is gaining a favorable reputation along the Wasatch Front for his conceptual paintings and drawings.” His large-scale paintings, based on the Hegelian ideas of synthesis, have received considerable attention in the Salt Lake art scene. “These drawings are representative of some of the collage compositions he is known for.”

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An exhibit of drawings titled “Spatial Relations” by Orem, Utah artist Namon Bills will be displayed at Utah State Eastern’s Gallery East from Nov. 12 through Dec. 13.
According to Galley Director Noel Carmack, “Bills is a rising young Utah artist who is gaining a favorable reputation along the Wasatch Front for his conceptual paintings and drawings.” His large-scale paintings, based on the Hegelian ideas of synthesis, have received considerable attention in the Salt Lake art scene. “These drawings are representative of some of the collage compositions he is known for.”
“This series of drawings (mostly graphite, but with various drawing media mixed in) was an exploration of form, taking my typical collage media and imagery into new spaces, replacing the collage material entirely in favor of drawing media,” Bills explains. “This is the first series of drawings I’ve done since I was an undergrad, and the return to this medium was both challenging and rewarding.”
The drawings incorporate several visual elements that have characterized his paintings. “As in all my work, I seek to join the disparate elements (media, imagery, positive and negative space) into a unified whole. The subject matter — Egyptian sculpture, geometry and birds — is a collection of items that interest me on a formal and conceptual level. I don’t prescribe any specific interpretation to these works, but encourage viewers to make their own connections,” Bills said.
Originally from Spanish Fork, he studied painting at Brigham Young University, where he graduated with a BFA and transferred to Utah State University where he earned a MFA in painting. Since then, he’s been actively creating art, exhibiting and curating. He also works as a graphic designer.
An opening reception and artist talk will be held Friday, Nov. 16, from 7-9 p.m. in Gallery East. The gallery is free and open to the public during the academic year.
Gallery East’s fall 2012 hours are: Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., closed Fridays, weekends, and holidays. If you have any questions, contact Noel Carmack at 435-613-5241 or by email at noel.carmack@usu.edu.

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