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Will Gurley

by Evan Orensten in Culture on 05 March 2006

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Sumptuously elegant patterns, psychedelic color combinations and multi-dimensional sculptural motifs are just a few of the tricks up young artist Will Gurley’s sleeve. Currently living in London, the RISD graduate’s creations recall the pattern and decoration movement of the mid 1970s. Like his predecessor, Kim MacConnel, Gurley is not shy about taking an entire room and literally making it his own. Everything comes alive as the walls breathe in a three dimensional rhythm. Tables, chairs, window treatments and everything in between pulse to the song in Gurley’s head. The redesign of his small trailer home could hold its own as the artist’s traveling exhibition. With unbridled talent in such a wide array of media, Gurley’s work will surely continue to grow. Be sure to check out patterns 14 through 17, which are some of his most sophisticated designs.

Contributed by Michael Kucmeroski

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