Artist in Residence at Arteles, Haukijärvi, Finland, October 2-31, 2019
Artist in Residence at Cill Rialaig, Ballinskelligs, Ireland, December 9-20, 2019
Solo exhibit at Gettysburg College Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg, PA, March 27- April 18, 2020
Solo exhibit at Montpelier Art Center, Laurel, MD, April 4-May 31, 2020
Solo exhibit at VisArts, Rockville, MD, May 29- August 9, 2020
Two-person exhibit [with Brian Hitselberger] at Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, GA, November 12, 2020- January 16, 2021
July 5 – August 2, 2019
Opening Reception: July 5, 2019, 7-10pm
C for Courtside is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Maryland-based artist Julie Wills. The exhibition, titled Battlefields, uses sculpture, installation and collage to address social, political, interpersonal and interior conflict. The exhibition will be on view from July 5 through August 2, with an opening reception Friday July 5 and a closing reception Friday August 2.
Wills skillfully mines large complex systems—language, the cosmos, climate, human history—for image, text and metaphor to poetically investigate the deeply human questions nested within. Battlefields features works that explore individual joy and heartbreak in times of social or political upheaval. Diverse materials including photographs, prints, locator flags, vinyl, and plaster are arranged as a series of tactical maps for navigating or making sense of love and loss. In some instances, these works incorporate imagery from physical battle sites such as Gettysburg and the beaches of Normandy; in other cases, the site of conflict is figurative, revealed only in material vestiges.