Q&A: Bitfactory Gallery Owner Bill Thomason on New ‘Output’ Exhibit

Q&A: Bitfactory Gallery Owner Bill Thomason on New ‘Output’ Exhibit

Posted: Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Promising a “riot of colors and textures,” the new abstract expressionism exhibit “Output” at Bitfactory Gallery (May 18 to June 7) features the work of four women: Kari Bell, Prerna Kapoor, Anna Marie Mead, and Elaine Wendt. We recently spoke with the gallery’s owner, Bill Thomason, about what visitors can expect.

How do you define abstract expressionism—and how would you describe the pieces in this exhibit?
“Abstract expressionism is about making a fluid representation of emotion and raw feeling, and the artists represent that very well. The artwork that will be presented at ‘Output’ includes truly move-your-soul kind of pieces.”

What is the meaning of the ‘Output’ title?
“First, it’s a relative term of ‘this is what comes out on the canvas or board with the materials that you have’ and second, it’s not just a tactile presentation but also the emotion, thought process and feelings you’re pushing out onto the piece. Whether or not people can read what’s presented, the whole point is that you got something out of it.”

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