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.
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.
DATES/TIMES: September 8th – October 4th, 2021
LOCATION: Window On Hudson
43 South Third St.,
Hudson NY 12534
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.