ART247 Presents Award Winning Artist:
WILLIAM RICH | IN A SILENT WAY
GALLERY RECEPTION JUNE 15, 2019
Featured Award Winning Artist and United States Army Veteran, William Rich will present in a Solo Artist Exhibition "In A Silent Way." The Art Exhibit reveals and explores the motivation and inspiration behind his unique style, and the awe inspiring works born through and out of his past experiences.
"In A Silent Way. While in the 101st Airborne, I was told after a botched Air Assault Mission that we were lucky to be alive and be thankful. Soon after, as a civilian, I was told by several nurses and doctors I should never complain, after a man walked up behind me on South Park Ave and shot me five times in the head. I took heed, because I saw victims in much worse situations. I got up and walked away when I had no business doing so. Being 6’8”, no one really wants to hear my words anyway.
I began painting and creating with pen & ink while my personal life suffered, I was crawling out of deep dark holes in my past - my ‘art’ became my voice. I chose not to do still life paintings, my choice was heavy metal, booze, and an empty canvas. I let my subconscious guide my pen and brush strokes. It took years to figure out the message my work was saying, and all my works have a message. I would not be interested in creating anything without that message-be it personal, or be it questioning authority and man’s inhumanities to other men. -DethLifeDeth"
William Rich is a Western NY artist. A Gallery Reception to be held June 15, from 1pm - 4pm invites the public to meet with Rich and delve further into experience transformed into art.