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Matter of Fact: Thornton Willis and Bix Lye

October 1st to Sunday November 6th, 2022

Opening Reception Saturday October 1st 5-7pm Free to Attend.

Gallery Hours Saturday & Sunday 1-5pm and by appointment 917-520-8971


Holland Tunnel Gallery Newburgh is pleased to present ‘Matter of Fact’ with works by Thornton Willis and Bix Lye. 


In Matter of Fact the canvases by Thornton Willis with their bold colorful squares and rectangles, are beautifully placed forming strong compositions. Bix Lye’s exquisitely executed sculptures of intriguing forms and color combinations create moments of contemplation in three dimensional form. The two artists’ artwork together is a discussion of space, color and thought that play between them and invite the viewer to participate.

“Willis deals in the fusion of opposites: translucency and opacity;expansion and contraction; open and closed; tension and release. His paintings explore beginnings, first steps, and the building blocks of picture-making–the progression of point to line to plane; and of movement arrested in the plane…and whole planes of scratchy color churn with a flurry of brushwork, reminding us that flat color–vibrating, pulsing–needn’t sit there inactively.” – Lance Esplund on Willis

Bix Lye is a British-American artist whose sculptures challenge definition. “Lye’s sculpture simultaneously reads as a contained, solid object and a construction of modular components…. Its finely crafted geometry conjures up references to Tony Smith and even Sol LeWitt; however, the work provides just enough color and whimsy to eschew the reductive stereotype”. -The Brooklyn Rail

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