Ten Nineteen will participate in Art on Paper with a solo presentation of new work by William Monaghan. The fair, which showcases contemporary paper-based art from an international roster of galleries, will take place at Pier 36 in downtown Manhattan, September 8 - 11, 2022. For more information or to receive fair access, please email email@example.com.
William Monaghan (b. 1944) is a New Orleans-based artist who uses industrial forms and fabrication methods to create large-scale canvases, sculpture, and works on paper that challenge the perception of light and materiality. His work engages materials and processes for their formal, conceptual, and political potential, establishing a call-and-response between material and art object, illusion and reality, labor and artistic production, and our industrial past and the future of our planet.
In a new series of pigment prints, Monaghan has created two-dimensional doubles of sculptural canvases that challenge depth perception and our relationship with unwanted objects. These new works on paper further blur the reading of surface and dimensionality, demanding multiple levels of engagement from the viewer.
Instructed in the Bauhaus tradition at Yale University in the 1960s, Monaghan trained in the studios of Buckminster Fuller and William Wainwright. He began to incorporate industrial fabrication methods into his practice in the 1970s, when he established a studio in a sheet metal shop in Somerville, MA. It remains a critical part of his practice today.
Monaghan’s work has been exhibited at Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Aldrich Museum; Boston Architectural Center; Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans; and Ogden Museum of Southern Art. He holds degrees from Yale and Harvard Universities.