Evolution of a Series is a solo-exhibition of work by Sechelt-based artist Bill Wilkinson. Over ten years, Wilkinson went from sketching boxes in the margins of note books to exploring what they mean and capturing moments in his life through the idea of representing the inner self through blocks. For Wilkinson, everything interconnects, whether it is the blocks he creates or our lives. Like this exhibition, life evolves with us. Whether the boxes of our being unfold, dissolve into mazes, or are sliced open, they connect us to the fabric of who we are and this exhibition strives to glimpse these interconnections that makes us human.
He asks: What if instead of putting ourselves in boxes, we used boxes to express the “blocks” of our inner self? Different blocks could be used to represent happiness, contentment, fear, money, and our relationships. With a certain combination of blocks interacting with each other, we can take a snap shot of a moment in our lives.
Bill Wilkinson is a contemporary mixed media artist who has been painting full-time since 2000. Over the years he has studied under noted local B.C. artists Allan Wylie, Susanne Northcott and Richard McDiarmid and took printmaking at Dundarave Print workshop. He has a background in architecture, photography and technical illustration which he feels has created a solid foundation for his current work. Bill initially experimented with plaster, metal and wood to explore three dimensional directions, but is now working with shaped 2D wood panels to express his fascination with 3D images. Bill lives and works in Sechelt, B.C. His work is currently available through the Vancouver Art Gallery’s sales and rentals program.