31 August 2010

News: updated 10.31.20 after an embarrassingly long time. 

• My installation, Possibilities for Representation, is currently included in Twenty Twenty at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art.  Documentation of the work is available here.  The exhibition runs through March, 14 2021 and the artists have been invited to revise their installations twice during the show in response to the election with the show re-opening December 6th and February 7th.  

• I’ve included a new, atypical (for me) cityscape to Gallery Poulsen’s exhibition Apocalypse Now – New Art from New York and Other Places, Part XI, Opening II that will run through November 14 at the gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark.  

Untitled (June 7, 2019, 8:39pm), watercolor and gauche on paper mounted on panel, 35″ x 35″, 2020


• Paddy Johnson and I launched a Patreon campaign to support our podcast Explain Me, which took a brief hiatus this fall as our mutual workloads made it impossible to record new episodes.  We will be back with a new episode talking with Andy Adams of Flakphoto about how social media platforms have changed the way we use the Internet over the last two decades.  The podcast is available on iTunes and Podbean and released monthly depending on how much time Paddy and I have to talk for about art, politics, and money through the constant haze of generalized anxiety and disappointment about the state of the world.  It was grim when we started the podcast in 2017 and the world has only gotten bleaker over the last three years. If you’d like to hear more episodes of the podcast, consider becoming a supporter today and we’ll keep trying to make some sense of the art world in these unprecedented absolutely fucked up times. 

Upcoming/Current Exhibitions

Solo show with Charlie James Gallery June 2021
Twenty Twenty at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
Apocalypse Now – New Art from New York and Other Places, Part XI, Opening II at Gallery Poulsen. 
‘How Can You Think of Art at a Time Like This?’ Art at a Time Like This, Curated by Barbara Pollock and Anne Verhallen

Past Exhibitions

Complicities, Postmasters Gallery, NY
The Vision Board, Kopeikin Gallery, LA, CA, curated by Elizabeth Valdez
Art on Paper New York with Gallery Poulsen, NY, NY
Remote Control, Auxiliary Projects at Spring/Break Art Show, NY, NY

On the Contemporary at Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Marx @2000, Space, Pittsburg, PA
After After the Contemporary at Charlie James Gallery, LA

For Words, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY (curated by Ghost of A Dream
Altfacts, Postmasters Gallery, NY, NY 
The Times, Flag Foundation, NY, NY
After the Contemporary, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Art on Paper New York, Gallery Poulsen, NY, NY
THEM, curated by Lynn Sullivan, Spring/Break

Making Progress: Project Artspace, NY, NY
Art on Paper Bozar, Charlie James Gallery, Bozar, Brussels
, Postmasters Gallery, NY, June 24th – August 6th, 2016
POULSEN’S FIFTEEN – NEW ART FROM NEW YORK – PART VII, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, DE June 17th – August 7th, 2016
Month2Month, a collaborative public art project with Jennifer Dalton produced by MoreArt, May 2016
‘Show Me The Money: The Image of Finance, 1700 to the Present’, The People’s History Museum, Manchester, UK

PULSE Miami, Gallery Poulsen
Mediations, Charlie James Gallery, Through December 5th, LA
Sleight of Hand, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, September 25 – November 27, 2015
Occupational Therapy, CAM St. Louis, May 1st – August 15.  Curated by Kelly Shindler.
Contextual Abstraction, Peter Blake Gallery, LA, March 21st – May 2nd. 
Dear Copenhagen, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark. February 27th – March 28th
The Copenhagen Interpretation, Lodge Gallery, March 3rd – April 4th


Press: Search for  “William Powhida” with Google.

Putting Pencil to Paper, in Galleries and in the Voting Booth [The New York Times]

Artist William Powhida Doesn’t Have Room to Store All His Work—So He Wants You to Borrow It, for Free [ Artnet]

Best Art of 2019 [The New York Times]

What Are Words Worth? [The Brooklyn Rail] 

In the Post-Warren Kanders Era, Artists and Dealers Wonder: Should Collectors Be Vetted? [Artnet]

Capital and Complicity in the Artworld [Hyperallergic] 

William Powhida’s First Gallery Show in Years Is Taking Aim at Problematic Art World Patrons—and It Turns Out All Of Us Are Complicit [Artnet]

New York Galleries: What to See Right Now: Sol LeWitt’s book art; Ridley Howard’s paintings; Kahlil Robert Irving’s assemblages; Yvonne Thomas’s abstractions; and William Powhida’s critical chart-paintings [New York Times]

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend: From the LMCC’s Art Center inaugural season to William Powhida’s watercolour memes  [The Artnewspaper]


How bad can gentrification really be? [The Independent]


Los Angeles and New York Artists Tackle the Inequity of Real Estate  [The Guardian]




Gentrifiers Anonymous Calls on NYC Settlers to Confess Their Sins [PIX 11]


Public Art Project Invites Gentrifiers to Confess Their Sins  [Hyperallergic]




Voien, Guelda. “Six Political Works to Check Out at Pulse Contemporary Art Fair.”, March 5th, 2016


Butler, Sharon. “In His Own Words: William Powhida’s Paradox.” Two Coats of Paint, Nov 10th, 2015


Ollman, Leah. “William Powhida, usually a force, has surprisingly thin show at Charlie James.” LA Times, Nov 6th, 2015


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