William Lee Ashley is a Colorado native who works in mixed media, both two dimensional as well as three dimensional. This will be his second solo exhibit with Anthology Fine Art and will be displayed from October 25-December 21, 2013.
“Memory” contains three series of new work that all address the paradigm of memory.
The first series is titled “Estate Sale”. This is the focal series of the show and deals with the transformation of memory within our city through gentrification. Will has constructed a set of dioramas that show the intimacy of the the modern estate sale. Using the highly personal and often valueless items left over from these “sales”, Will reconstructs the perceived memory of the life that once existed, embellishing and juxtaposing them with his own painted marks. He invites the viewer reconstruct that memory on their own and ask themselves who these people might have been. The result is a haunting yet beautiful homage to memories that once existed in the neighborhoods of our city but are rapidly being replaced.