Main Gallery

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August 14—September 20, 2008


William Downs

William Downs’ work often takes the form of large-scale installations of many small drawings and paintings; involving elements of autobiography, narrative, collage, and text. Verging on the surreal or abstract, the work finds its subject in “fear, worries, memories, dreams, fantasies, secrets, and feelings,” and in Downs’ interest in “the balance of conscious and unconscious states.” During his residency in New Haven, Downs created new work, which premiers with this installation.