Artist: William Maul ( 1954- ) American

54994729_1_xArtist: William Maul born ( 1954- ) American
Titled: “Le Mepris:
Signed and dated 2007 on reverse
Medium:” Oil on panel’. measures 36×24 inches
Farhat Art Museum collection
 
Artist Statement
“You’ll scream yourself into a state of shock!”For obvious reasons I’ll say a few words about movie posters. They represent a time and place in my life that was formative. The posters, not the movies, are the point here: all that provocative imagery of sex, thrills, violence and action.
 
The poster lured you in to the movie theater with its technicolor imagery and promise, ultimately unfulfilled. In The Day the Earth Stood Still, Patricia Neal never wore anything with a neckline lower than her collarbone, yet in the poster she’s screaming in terror and wearing a low cut strapless gown. Crazy!
 
Finally, all the imagery used in my work is chosen for its graphic quality. By the way, one of the posters in this show is not a real movie poster.
 
Exhibitions and Awards
“How did IT get here?”Selected Solo Exhibitions
2012 “William Maul” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
2010 “William Maul” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
2007 “William Maul” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
2002 “William Maul” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
1997 “As Seen On TV” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
1994 “William Maul” Robert Hunter Gallery, Sacramento, CA
1993 “Night And Day” Archival Framing, Sacramento, CA
1987 “William Maul & Friends” Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI
1983 “Lobby “83” Center for the Arts, Lansing, MI
Selected Group Exhibitions
2007
“Cigar Box Art” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
“Figure” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
2006
“Doors and Windows” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
2005
“Artists New Work” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
“Blue Valentine” Tower Design Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2004
“Gallery Macabre” Tower Design Gallery, Sacramento CA
2002
“Contemporary Pop Artists” Capitol Club, Sacramento, CA
2001
“Fine Art of Framing” Tower Design Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2000
“Los Angeles Art Show” Los Angeles, CA
1999
“10th Annual All Creatures Great and Small” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
“Sutter Club Honors Area Artists” Sacramento, CA
1997
“Gun and Doll Show” Thomas Oldham Gallery, Sacramento, CA
“Black and White” Art Effects, Woodland, CA
1996
“Small Treasures” Thomas Oldham Gallery, Sacramento, CA
“The Artists Arcana” Thomas Oldham Gallery, Sacramento, CA
“All Creatures Great and Small” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
1994
“Return of the Day of the Dead” South Bay Contemporary Museum of Art II, Long Beach CA
“Barbie Does The Boulevard” Phantom Galleries, Sacramento, CA
“Cigar Box Art” Archival Framing, Sacramento, CA
“5th Annual All Creatures Great and Small” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
“Box Show” Weintraub Hunter Gallery, Sacramento, CA
“Artists For Amnesty” John Natsoulas Gallery, CA
“Roseville Art Center’s 19th Annual Open Show” Roseville Art Center, Roseville, CA
“Art for Art’s Sake…Money For God’s Sake” South Bay Contemporary Museum of Art II, Long Beach, CA
1993
“Wonderland” Archival Framing, Sacramento, CA
“Puttin’ on the Dog” Archival Framing, Sacramento, CA
“Six Easy Pieces Invitational” Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
1992
“Day of the Dead” Archival Framing, Sacramento, CA
“Mixed Bag Invitational” Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
“Perspectives in Realism” Archival Framing, Sacramento, CA
1991
“Issues of the 90’s’ Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA
1989
“Figure Drawing Exhibition” Sierra College Gallery, Rocklin, CA
“Selections from the Natsoulas/Novelozo Gallery” Sierra College Gallery, Rocklin, CA
1988
“New Work ’88” Natsoulas/ Novelozo Gallery, Davis, CA
1983
“Dirty Art Show” Two Doors Down Gallery, Lansing MI
“4th Michigan Artists Competition” Battle Creek Art Center, Battle Creek, MI
“Michigan Fine Arts Competition” Birmingham Fine Arts, Birmingham, MI
1981
“Toledo Area Artists 63rd Exhibition” Toledo Art Museum, Toledo, OH
1980
“Toledo Area Artists 62nd Exhibition” Toledo Art Museum, Toledo, OH
“20th Annual Mid-Michigan Exhibition” Midland, MI
1978
“Capital City Arts” Lansing City Hall, Lansing, MI
Awards
1994 Merit Award, “Roseville Art Center’s 19th Annual Open Show” Roseville, CA
1983 Second Award, “4th Michigan Artists Competition” Battle Creek, MI
1980 First Award, “Toledo Area Artists 62nd Exhibition” Toledo, OH
1980 Roulet Medal of Excellence, “Toledo Area Artists 62nd Exhibition” Toledo, OH
1978 Juror’s Award, “Capital City Artists” Lansing, MI
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s