Skip to main content
Menu

Willie Stewart’s work images his understanding of how we regard and arrange time, where we place longing, and what reminiscence looks like. Overall, his imagery tends to evoke rather than describe an experience. Through his usage of hallucinatory tropes, he invites us to a Symbolists’ trance of metaphorical and subliminal transcendence. An investigation of memories, both personal and cultural, arise through these different perceptions of time, while he also offers a nostalgic capsule and embracement of sentimentality, fixing instants between two points – a beginning and an end.

Willie Stewart (b. 1982, Gallatin, TN) lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut. He recently received an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University (2018), and his BFA from The Cooper Union (2016). His work has been included in exhibitions at Soft Opening, London, UK; Seed Space, Nashville, TN; Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA; and Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN. Stewart completed residencies at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY (2016), and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME (2014).

Artworks

Willie Stewart
Obstacle One, 2018
Color pencil on illustration board, and mixed media
97 x 121 x 14 inches
(246.5 x 307.5 x 35.5 cm)
Photograph courtesy of Morán Morán

Willie Stewart
MIRAGE, 2019
Color pencil on cotton board, acrylic and u.m. vinyl on polystyrene board, and acrylic on canvas over panel
72.25 x 48 x 2.25 inches
(183.5 x 122 x 6 cm)
Photograph courtesy of Morán Morán

Willie Stewart
A Brief History of, 2019
Color pencil on cotton board, acrylic and u.m. vinyl on polystyrene board, and acrylic on canvas over panel
72.25 x 48 x 2.25 inches
(183.5 x 122 x 6 cm)
Photograph courtesy of Morán Morán

Willie Stewart
Sunset in the Flat Field, 2019
Color pencil on cotton board, acrylic and u.m. vinyl on polystyrene board, and acrylic on canvas over panel
72.25 x 48 x 2.25 inches
(183.5 x 122 x 6 cm)
Photograph courtesy of Morán Morán

Willie Stewart
Everything Counts, 2019
Color pencil and ink on cotton board, pigmented inkjet print and acrylic on polystyrene board, and acrylic on canvas over panel
60.25 x 40 x 8 inches
(153 x 101.5 x 20.5 cm)
Photograph courtesy of Morán Morán

Willie Stewart
The Holy Hour(s) (measurements of time), 2019
Color pencil and ink on cotton board, acrylic and u.m. vinyl on polystyrene board, and acrylic on canvas over panel
60.25 x 40 x 8 inches
(153 x 101.5 x 20.5 cm)
Photograph courtesy of Morán Morán

Willie Stewart
What We Do Is Secret, 2018
Pencil on illustration board, pigmented inkjet print on polystyrene board, and acrylic on panel in artist’s frame
21 x 17 x 3 inches
(53.5 x 43 x 8 cm)
Photograph courtesy of Morán Morán

Willie Stewart
NOITULOS EDICIUS, 2018
Video with sound
3 minutes 10 seconds
Courtesy of the artist and Morán Morán

Willie Stewart
I Know It’s Over, 2018
Color pencil on illustration board, and mixed media
36 x 24 x 24 inches
(91.5 x 61 x 61 cm)
Photograph courtesy of Morán Morán

Willie Stewart
A Soundtrack to Disappear to and a Background to Do It in, 2017
Video with sound
39 minutes 29 seconds
Courtesy of the artist and Morán Morán

Willie Stewart
Untitled (Sentence), 2018
Pigmented inkjet print on polystyrene board, and acrylic on linen over panel, in five parts
20 x 84 x 3 inches, overall
(51 x 213.5 x 13 cm)
Photograph courtesy of Morán Morán

Willie Stewart
A View From A Street, 2018
Color pencil, lightfast paper, illustration board, and acrylic on paper
22 x 27.5 inches
(56 x 70 cm)
Photograph courtesy of Morán Morán

Willie Stewart
Long Playing Record, 2018
Color pencil, lightfast paper, illustration board, and acrylic on paper
22 x 27.5 inches
(56 x 70 cm)
Photograph courtesy of Morán Morán