Bill Will  Talk to the Artist, 2022

Talk to the Artist

2022

mixed media

31 x 21 x 8 inches

Talk to the Artist (detail)

2022

mixed media

31 x 21 x 8 inches

Bill Will  Active Listener, 2020

Active Listener

2020

mixed media

25 x 15 x 15 inches

Preaching to the Choir  2019

Preaching to the Choir

2019

mixed media

32 x 17 x 8 inches

Small Sins Forgiven  2020

Small Sins Forgiven

2020

mixed media

29 x 17 x 7 inches

Small Sins Forgiven (detail)

2020

mixed media

29 x 17 x 7 inches

Bill Will  Exorcist, 2020

Exorcist

2020

mixed media

30 x 17 x 10 inches

Bill Will  Time Machine, 2020

Time Machine

2020

mixed media

32 x 19 x 8 inches

Time Machine (detail)

2020

mixed media

32 x 19 x 8 inches

Bill Will  Go Ahead and End the World, 2021

Go Ahead and End the World

2021

mixed media

33 x 9 x 8 inches

Go Ahead and End the World (detail)

2021

mixed media

33 x 9 x 8 inches

Bill Will  Hypnotist, 2020

Hypnotist

2020

mixed media

33 x 13 x 10 inches

Hypnotist (detail)

2020

mixed media

33 x 13 x 10 inches

Bill Will  Liar, 2021

Liar

2021

mixed media

33 x 9 x 12 inches

Bill Will  Corporate Spokesperson, 2020

Corporate Spokesperson

2020

mixed media

20 x 11 x 8 inches

Bill Will  If the Virus Could Talk, 2021

If the Virus Could Talk

2021

mixed media

31 x 16 x 13 inches

Bill Will  #1, 2021

#1

2021

mixed media

31 x 12 x 6 inches

#1 (detail)

2021

mixed media

31 x 12 x 6 inches

Bill Will  Fantasy Future, 2022

Fantasy Future

2022

mixed media

22 x 17 x 13 inches

Press Release

Russo Lee Gallery is pleased to present Arcade by Bill Will. The work in this exhibition is inspired by the historical 20th-century penny arcade games. Using the same mechanical movements and miniature scenes, Will has replaced the original themes with contemporary issues in a hopefully humorous and disarming way.

Bill Will is a conceptual sculptor and installation artist. He received his BA in Fine Arts from Washington State University. Will has had over sixty-five solo exhibitions and installations, has completed more than thirty public art commissions, and has received numerous grants and awards including the Bonnie Bronson Fellowship Award. Will is a professor emeritus at Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Oregon.