Will Dutyâ€™s graphite drawings of abstract forms exist in a darkened realm with flashes of intense light. Shapes suggesting lightning, stars, flames, fireworks and water penetrate and open in dense graphite fields.
Each drawing features a floating rectangle of many layers of graphite with straight, but fuzzy edges. Angular forms or oddly curling arabesques bind imagery to mysterious numeric references.
Will Dutyâ€™s work was featured in 2003 at the gallery in Crippled Symmetry, a two-person show with Ben Beaudoin; and in 2002, at The Drawing Center, in Abstract Tendencies. This is his first solo show. He received a BS from the University of Chicago in 1992 and a BFA from The Cooper Union in 1999.