Thorton Willis: American Abstraction, Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ

Thorton Willis, Triple Play, 2008
Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches

March 9 – April 18, 2010

Thornton Willis is a painter whose masterful painterly abstractions explore space using geometric themes and variations. The veteran of many solo exhibitions, Willis is well-known on the New York scene, where he was included in the influential “80s” show curated by Barbara Rose, and where he is currently represented by the Elizabeth Harris Gallery in Chelsea.

The exhibition comprises two recent series of paintings, some as large as small-mural scale, and other smaller easel-scale pictures. Curated by Deborah Rosenthal.