Materials: Screenprint on paper. Wooden frame (hanging)
Size: 17” x 21” (framed)
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Printmaking somehow encompasses all my earlier lives. It satisfies my love for process and planning, and it taught me to incorporate spontaneity, surprise, and happy accidents into my practice.
I trained in architecture and design and have returned to those roots as inspiration for printmaking. I start by setting rules for myself: a geometric pattern, a color palette, a strategy for action. As I explore, I look for as many variations and combinations as possible. I’m interested in pushing the boundaries of my rules, looking for unexpected juxtapositions, playfulness, and variety within the system I’ve set in motion. Mathematical concepts of rotational and mirror symmetry generate patterns that seem chaotic but have an underlying order.
Bill’s work was selected for the “PEOPLE” group exhibition at FRIEDA (June 2022 – August 2022). He also participated in one of our ongoing community art projects.
Bill Brookover is a printmaker and photographer whose work is based in his training in design and architecture. Born in West Texas, he studied art and architecture at Rice University, historic preservation at Columbia University, and printmaking at Fleisher Art Memorial. His prints explore design, color, texture, and geometric structure. His photographs explore architecture, layered landscapes, history and urban streetscapes. Brookover has been a teaching artist at Fleisher Art Memorial, a community art center in South Philadelphia, since 2010. He volunteers at the Print & Picture Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia, building a digital catalog of the Fine Art Print collection. His work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the region and beyond, and he is the recipient of many fellowships and awards.
You can find more of Bill’s work at his website.
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