Will Sears

Back Bay, 2024

Latex, colored pencil, wood assemblage

22-3/4" x 18-1/4"

Will Sears

Harvest, 2024

Latex, colored pencil, wood assemblage

13-1/4" x 10-1/4"

Will Sears

Mirage, 2024

Latex, colored pencil, wood assemblage

13-1/4" x 10-1/4"

Will Sears

Test Strip Blue I, 2024

Latex, colored pencil, wood assemblage

12-1/2" x 9-1/2"

Will Sears

Stepping Stones, 2024

Latex, colored pencil, wood assemblage

10-1/4" x 8-3/4"

Will Sears

Stack, 2024

Latex, wood assemblage

37-1/2" x 30-3/4"

Will Sears

Shades III, 2024

Latex, wood assemblage

18-3/4" x 16-1/4"

Will Sears

Shades II, 2024

Latex, wood assemblage

18-3/4" x 16-1/4"

Will Sears

Shades I, 2024

Latex, wood assemblage

18-3/4" x 16-1/4"

Will Sears

Red Velvet, 2024

Latex, wood assemblage

48" x 36-3/4"

Will Sears

Fast Lane, 2024

Latex, colored pencil, wood assemblage

13-1/2" x 10"

Will Sears

Asphalt, 2024

Latex, colored pencil, wood assemblage

15" x 12-1/2"

Will Sears

Weave, 2024

Latex, colored pencil, wood assemblage

22-3/4" x 22-3/4"

Will Sears

Test Strip Yellow III, 2024

Latex, colored pencil, wood assemblage

12-1/2" x 9-1/2"

Will Sears

Test Strip Yellow II, 2024

Latex, colored pencil, wood assemblage

12-1/2" x 9-1/2"

Will Sears

Test Strip Yellow I, 2024

Latex, colored pencil, wood assemblage

12-1/2" x 9-1/2"

Will Sears

Test Strip Blue III, 2024

Latex, colored pencil, wood assemblage

12-1/2" x 9-1/2"

Will Sears

Test Strip Blue II, 2024

Latex, colored pencil, wood assemblage

12-1/2" x 9-1/2"

Press Release

"In this current body of work I am looking at the relationships between colors as they perform in sequences. To create my geometric wood assemblages, I go through a laborious process of painting sheets of plywood, cutting it into precise strips, tinting select strips with a colored pencil, then cutting the strips into smaller pieces still. These pieces become the components I use to build a painting, arranging them in systematic grids and patterns. The process of arranging modular color into rhythmic patterns enables me to deepen my understanding of subtle color relationships, and the satisfaction of creating harmonic compositions. As a visual thinker, this process is my way of organizing and responding to the complexities of perception and emotion. 

I find inspiration in my immediate surroundings, looking towards the colors of the sky during inclement weather, or architectural shapes in familiar buildings. I distill this visual information gleaned from my nearby world into abstract forms, re-presenting the familiar through the personal lens of my process.” - Will Sears

Will Sears received his BFA from Syracuse University. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States, including at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA; Soft Times Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Lot F Gallery, Boston, MA; Tiger Strikes Astroid, New York, NY; Common Street Arts, Lewiston, ME; Buoy Gallery, Kittery, ME; and Grant Wahlquist Gallery, Alice Gauvin Gallery, and Able Baker Contemporary, and New Systems Exhibitions in Portland, ME. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation, Rockland, ME; Hewnoaks, Lovell, ME, and received a fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. His practice extends to public art, including large-scale murals in Portland, ME. He lives and works in South Portland, ME. 

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