Philadelphia, PA

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March 15 - April 19, 2003

Drawing from the Second Nature


Philadelphia, PA – Gallery Joe is pleased to announce a solo show of drawings by Wes Mills. drawings from the second nature opens in the Front Gallery on Saturday, March 15 and continues through April 19, 2003.

Mills works in a modest format; the average size of his drawings is only a few inches. drawings from the second nature is a new series of work completed within the past year. Two works in the show consist of sets of small drawings, 5 x 3 inches each, in simple hand made frames. “Mondrian’s Forest” is composed of thirty-three green pencil drawings. Another grouping, “second nature, ” is a set of six graphite drawings. Both sets are simply hung in grid formations. In addition to the above, there are eleven drawings of dense graphite on paper. As in his earlier works, Mills creates open and solitary spaces for the viewer with seemingly minimal intervention.

Wes Mills was born is Tucson, Arizona in 1960. After college he traveled, living in New York, Maine, and for several years, in Taos, NM. Currently, Mills lives and works in Missoula, Montana where he grew up.

Recent exhibitions include: Anne Appleby & Wes Mills, Art Museum of Missoula, Missoula, MT, James Kelly Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM, Drawings from the Bitterroot, Joseph Helman Gallery, New York, NY, and Drawings, Galerie Albrecht, Munich, Germany. drawings from the second nature is Mills’ second solo show at Gallery Joe.

drawings from the second nature opens Saturday, March 15 and runs through April 19, 2003. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday 12 - 5:30, other days by appointment. For additional information contact Becky Kerlin, 215.592.7752, FAX 215.238.6923.

Drawing from the Second Nature

  • Wes Mills
15 Mar - 19 Apr 2003