memorial exhibition & painting distribution
at Axle Contemporary and SITE Santa Fe
August 6 & 7, 2021
August 6: noon - 7pm
August 7: 9 am - noon
Bill Hinsvark passed away of May 30th. You may know him as the man who ran the front desk and welcomed you to SITE Santa Fe for over 20 years, or you may have seen his installation at Axle Contemporary in 2016.
Like many artists, Bill was more committed to pursuing his creative explorations through his practice of painting than he was at working to sell the resulting work or to promote a "career" as an artist. His series of Wave Function paintings number over 100 individual works, most of which remained in his studio at the time of his death. This is a common challenge for many artists who produce more work than they sell over their lifetimes. We've come up with a sort of solution for this issue for Bill: We will offer the paintings to anyone who wants them, for whatever price desired, from $1 to $1,000.
We are honored to be able to now re-home his work, by mounting a small exhibition at Axle Contemporary, with several paintings also displayed at SITE Santa Fe. The works exhibited and many more (see them all online) are available to anyone for an unusual "pay-what-you-wish" price. People can select one or several. The colors and forms dance together and create dynamic patterns and movement. Proceeds from sales will benefit Axle and SITE. Bill was a great enthusiast and financial supporter of both.
About the Wave Functions series
Before coming to Santa Fe he spent his days as a graphic designer in the Northeast. His love of color was repressed as he toiled under gray skies in dreary offices. His only respite was the omnipresent Pantone chips he used in his design work. Eventually even these were not enough: Flat, artificial and limited in range. He quit his job, packed up and moved to Santa Fe to bask in the multi-hued colors of the sky at sunset, the long vistas, and the open skies. His minimalist panel paintings draw from the colors of his lived experience in our stunning and ever-changing landscape. His hard-edge flat panels of color are joined with squished ribbons of other colors. The simplicity and rigidity of the panels is softened and brought alive by the organic and whimsical form of the undulating joints.
#1–18: 7.75" w x 7.5" h
#19-22: 8.75" w x 7.5" h
#23–43: 11" w x 7.5" h
#44–46: 15" w x 7.5" h
#47–49: 12" w x 12.5" h
#50–58: 23" w x 12.5" h
#59: 8" w x 12.5" h
#60–61: 23" w x 18" h
#62–75: 24" w x 7" h
#76–81: 7" w x 5" h
#82–83: 11.5" w x 12" h x 2.5" d
The exhibition, sale, and distribution has ended. Thanks to everyone for your interest, enthusiasm, and support. We think this would have filled Bill with happiness!