About the Work
William Powhida is a visual artist, cultural critic, and through his eponymous alter-ego, an art world antagonist. In his practice, Powhida satirizes notions of individual genius, the commodification of creativity, and opacities of the art market. In the current hyper-intensified social climate of divisive “post-truth” discourse, Powhida's work appears like a maniacal grin, slipping a welcome parodic intensity into sometimes seemingly benign language. In his new series, Powhida responds to Bruce Nauman’s 1966 work The True Artist Is an Amazing Luminous Fountain (Window or Wall Shade) with 15 hand-drawn, colorful texts on inkjet backgrounds. Each work is an interrogation of the myth of the artist and the personal investments we make in a shared cultural identity. Powhida’s cleverly declarative statements underscore the humor in any certainty about what it means to be an artist in a highly competitive, market-based society.
William Powhida has held solo exhibitions at Postmasters Gallery (New York, NY), Charlie James Gallery (Los Angeles), Gallery Poulsen (Copenhagen), The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, and Platform Gallery (Seattle) among many others. Select group exhibitions include presentations at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Flag Art Foundation (New York, NY), Museum Art Architecture Technology (Lisbon), and Artspace (New York, NY). His criticism and writing has been published extensively in publications such as Hyperallergic, Creative Time Reports, ArtFCity, The Brooklyn Rail, Art21 and many more. Powhida currently lives and works in New York, NY.
Authentication & Resale
This work is signed and numbered by the artist on front and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed and numbered by Exhibition A
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Framed artwork is custom framed once it is ordered. Allow 3-5 weeks for framing and delivery.
All of our frames are made from sustainably sourced engineered hardwood that is manufactured in the USA. Frames are available in Black or White Matte and Walnut.
Prints are hinged to a conservation quality, acid-free and lignin-free Cellulose matboard, using acid-free polyethylene cloth tape. Each mat’s surface paper is fade and bleed resistant and is attached to a conversation quality foam-core board. Some of our work (typically those pieces with a deckled edge) is floated on the matboard with spacers to separate the artwork from the glazing.
We use museum quality .060 mm plexiglass to frame your work. It blocks 82-85% of UV rays to prevent color fading from exposure to light, protecting your art for years to come.
Our White and Black frames have a ⅞” wide flat face and are 15/16” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.
Our Natural and Walnut frames have a ¾” wide flat face and are 1 ⅛” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.
Any artwork that is floated will be placed in a frame that has a ⅝” wide flat face and is 1 5/16” deep. Work will be floated with a 1” border around it.
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