Window On Hudson is presents Will McLeod’s “Perimeter Cameos”
Window On Hudson is proud to present Will McLeod and his vibrant fabric paintings in “Perimeter Cameos” from September 8th – October 4th, 2021. McLeod’s large textile works fill the storefront windows, with additional sewn compositions and works on paper exhibited indoors. An Artist Reception will be held on Saturday, September 11th, 2021 from 6-9pm, in conjunction with second Saturday Hudson Gallery Crawl.
The series “Perimeter Cameos” presents pieces that have two distinct focal areas in one composition. The Cameo (the elliptical centerpiece of the composition) was created as the initial target, the lure, of the whole piece. The “Perimeter” (the visual periphery around the Cameo) was created to support, inform, and define the “Cameo”.
“The ‘Cameo’ would be a graphic reprieve to the ‘Perimeter’s’ busy and reactionary story,” says McLeod. “I like to give myself mash-ups and contradictions to sort through as I work. I am an artist with a deadpan, spacey mentality combined with a more-is-more ethos. Finding a visual balance with this outlook is challenging and fun. This series is about those different outlooks and how their tensions and reliefs work together and separately.”
McLeod begins each piece by painting with watercolors on paper. He uses the watercolor as a blueprint for the final piece, an extraordinarily large representation of the original work. Each color in the painting is assigned a fabric (found and recycled textiles.) The forms in the painting are recreated on a large pattern, cut and meticulously pieced together, like one might piece together a soft and fluid stained glass window. Will McLeod was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. He received his AAS in fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. While in New York, Will worked in the fashion industry specializing in women’s wear with a focus on design and development. In 2016 he and his husband moved to Hudson, NY where Will can pursue more personal artistic endeavors. Window On Hudson takes Covid-19 and your health seriously. It follows the most current federal, state and local guidelines for safety. As the population of Hudson is diverse we ask that masks be worn indoors.
Window On Hudson offers storefront window exhibition space for artists of all mediums who are in Hudson and the Hudson Valley. Window On Hudson is committed to providing a platform for established and developing artists to display their work, of all mediums, while also offering professional development opportunities for emerging artists. Window On Hudson exhibits a new artist on a monthly basis. Artists interested in submitting their work may do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting the website WindowOnHudson.org