All on the Line: William T. Wiley and the Slant Step. William T. Wiley developed a complex methodology and compound symbol language to explore philosophical, environmental, and psychological questions across all available media. The exhibition focused on Wiley and his former student Bruce Nauman’s 1965-66 Slant Step project. It gathered for the first time many of the Slant Step objects made by both artists, which epitomized Wiley’s outlook on art and jump-started conceptual art in Northern California. The exhibition design accommodated many objects in a small space, accessible furniture design, and provided context in the form of wood paneling inspired by Wiley’s wood cabin. The graphics were inspired by Wiley’s handwriting and one of his works was reproduced at a large scale and applied to a window mimicking stained glass.
The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, 45 objects, 3,000 sq. ft. Designer (10%) for exhibition staging and installation, and (10%) for graphics and identity working with Edward Whelan. Completed 2022.
Curator: Dan Nadel