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William Suits Exhibition @ Greensboro Project Space

October 25, 2022 - October 29, 2022

Exhibition on View

When: October 25th- October 29th, 2022

Closing Reception: October 28th 6:00pm-8:00pm

Where: Greensboro Project Space (111 E February One Place) 

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays, 12-5pm; Saturdays, 2-5pm

Solo Show, Featuring: William Mangum (William Mangum Awardee)  

More About Lindwyrm 

Lindwyrm is a series of digital prints to be viewed in sequential order. The series was conceived as a comic book adaptation of the Scandinavian fairy tale “Prince Lindworm.” Inspired by the works of Neil Gaiman and Tsutomu Nihei, this series tells the story of a young woman thrust into a deadly marriage arraignment, with only her wits and the wisdom of an old crone to save her.

In adapting a fairy tale for a modern audience, the opportunity for change is opened up. It allows for the artist to internalize the original story and restructure it to better suit their own values and views on the world. When adapting “Prince Lindworm” I took a story that makes moral statements on chastity and turned it into one that celebrates the love between mother and child and displays the struggles of revealing one’s most intimate self in a new romance.

 

More About William 

As an artist I think of myself firstly as a storyteller. I believe that stories are the lifeblood of our society. They teach us to think beyond ourselves and imagine countless unseen worlds. We find comfort in the knowledge that the hero will save the day or that the romantic leads will find happiness together. They connect us together, as we spend hours theorizing what will come next in our favorite series. It was because of such stories that I was first drawn to art. As a teenager I would spend hours inventing worlds and characters with a close group of friends. We created without shame or concerns of originality. I try to recapture that freedom to create without restriction in my artistic practice. I constantly work to abandon thoughts of what others might think and simply create something that I will enjoy.

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