Will Boone draws inspiration from a breadth of cultural and subcultural sources. These include movies, music, industrial manufacturing, conspiracy theories, and the iconographies of Houston and South Texas. Since his early days designing concert posters and T-shirts for rock bands, Boone has both reflected and subverted the tropes of DIY and lo-fi in his work. His fascination with horror movies like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), as well as the rapid, low-budget quality of their production, can be felt across his multimedia work. Boone’s sculptures and paintings, which often resemble set pieces and cinematic tableaus, are an exercise in nostalgia, highlighting the mythologies of American culture.
Boone will speak in conversation about his work’s particular relationship to Texas and its cultural icons with the Nasher’s Senior Manager of Communications and International Programs, Lucia Simek. As an extension to the conversation, Boone will launch a special edition zine.
Registration is FREE for Nasher Members and students; $10 for non-members (includes museum admission). In-person and open to the public. Advance registration required (limited seating available).
About Will Boone
Will Boone (born 1982) has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2019), Karma, New York (2017), and the Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2014). A major installation was featured in Desert X 2017, Coachella Valley, California (2017). Other group shows include Zombies: Pay Attention!, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado (2019); White Trash, Luhring Augustine Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York (2017); Prototypology, Gagosian Gallery, Rome (2016); Fétiche, Venus Over Manhattan, New York (2016); In Different Ways, Almine Rech, London (2016); and Love For Three Oranges, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels (2015). Public collections include Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida; Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida; and Fundación Baruch Spinoza, Lisbon, Portugal, among others.