William Wylie: The Possibility of Ruins

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WILLIAM WYLIE

THE POSSIBILITY OF RUINS


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WILLIAM WYLIE THE POSSIBILITY OF RUINS

William Wylie, #15 - 086, Pompeii (Detail), 2013 (Cover)


WILLIAM WYLIE THE POSSIBILITY OF RUINS William Wylie’s meditations on Pompeii in The Possibility of Ruins liken the photographic medium to this ancient, yet evolving location, “The site of Pompeii functions much like a photograph, by freezing an instant from the past and carrying a representation of it into the present.” Wylie’s photo series documents the index of “physical traces of past experiences” in a place that has endured centuries of development, excavations and restorations–not to mention the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE. His photos acknowledge a spatial awareness of Historical means, as they recognize each stage of the multiple pasts and peoples that inhabited these areas. William Wylie is a Professor of Art and the Director of the Studio Art Program at the University of Virginia. He received his BFA from Colorado State University in 1986, and went on to earn an MFA at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Wylie is a multi-media artist whose photographs, short films and works on paper have been exhibited nationally and internationally over the last three decades. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, and Yale University Art Museum, among others. His awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a VMFA Professional Fellowship and the Yale Gallery of Art’s Doran / LeWitt Fellowship in 2012 and 2014. Opposite Page #15 - 073, Pompeii, (Detail) 2013 4


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WILLIAM WYLIE Abbreviated CV

Commonwealth Professor of Art, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia EDUCATION 1989 MFA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. 1986 BFA, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. AWARDS 2014 2012 2011 2005 2004

Yale University Art Gallery Doran/LeWitt Italian Residency Yale University Art Gallery Doran/LeWitt Italian Residency Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship Universita delgi Studi Roma Tre Award City of Denver Public Art Commission 2003 Mead Honored Faculty Teaching Award (University of Virginia) 2001 Colorado Book Award (for Riverwalk) PUBLICATIONS 2020 2018 2017 2010 2009 2002 2000 1989

A Prairie Season, Flood Editions, Chicago, IL Pompeii Archive (The Possibility of Ruins), Yale University Press, New Haven, CN As the Crow Flies, Terri Weifenbach and William Wylie, Blitz Gallery, Tokyo, JPN Route 36, Flood Editions. Chicago, IL Carrara, CAP/Columbia, Chicago, IL Stillwater, Nazraeli Press, Tucson, AZ RiverWalk, Explorations along the Cache la Poudre River, University Press of Colorado, Boulder, CO Arboretum, hand-bound book of palladium prints, edition of 10

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME Capitol One Corporation, Richmond, Virginia Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona City of Denver Public Art Collection, Colorado deCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE List Art Center, Brown University, Providence, R.I. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

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National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA New York Public Library, New York, NY Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey St Louis Art Museum, St Louis, Missouri Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC Vanderbilt University Art Gallery, Nashville, TN Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions in all caps) 2022 Antiquity & America: Artists, Collectors, and the Ancient Mediterranean, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME 2021 Down the Line Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA THIS / THAT, A Dialog for Alighiero e Boetti, GoCA, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, CO New Light Encounters and Connections, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA Architecture Shape & Color, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA 2020 STRUCTURES AND SPACE, Blitz Gallery, Tokyo, Japan THE POSSIBILITY OF RUINS, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA 2019 THIS / THAT, A Dialog for Alighiero e Boetti, Ruffin Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA The Carter Collection, Amon Carter Museum of Art, Fort Worth, TX 20/20, PBG 20 th Anniversary Exhibit, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA POMPEII ARCHIVE, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT Blitz Collection: Landscapes, Blitz Gallery, Tokyo, Japan THE EDGE OF SPACE, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA POMPEII ARCHIVE, Fralin Museum of Art, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Olin Hall Biennial, Roanoke College, Roanoke, VA 2018 POMPEII: PHOTOGRAPHS AND FRAGMENTS, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT Unexpected Encounters, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO SHADOWS OF THE FUTURE ANTERIOR, WILLIAM WYLIE / LEWIS BALTZ, Trinity University, San Antonio POMPEII ARCHIVE, Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, Nashville, TN WILLIAM WYLIE: RECENT WORK, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT POMPEII ARCHIVE, Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 2017 Who Are We? Identity and the Contemporary Photographic Portrait, Vanderbilt University Arts Gallery, Nashville, TN Esser. McCaw. Mann. Wylie., Neal Guma Fine Art, Charlottesville, VA THINGS THAT APPEAR, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA Immaginando l’Italia, Palazzo die Priori, Perugia, Italy Scrimmage, Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH Nature / Culture, Amon Carter Museum of Art, Fort Worth, TX Immaginando l’Italia, Contemporary Art Center, Umbertide, Italy Keeping Watch, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Charlotte, NC View Find 6, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA Scrimmage, Figge Museum of Art, Davenport, IA

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2016 8 + 1, Atelier Victor Dahmen, Cologne, Germany Sixteen, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA AS THE CROW FLIES (William Wylie and Terri Weifenbach), Blitz Gallery, Tokyo, Japan POMPEII ARCHIVE, Koeln-Art Gallery, Cologne, Germany CARRARA CAPITALS, Fralin Museum of Art, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Something in the Way: A Brief History of Photography and Obstruction, New Orleans Museum of Art, LA Traded, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX UNSEEN POMPEII, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA Scrimmage, The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR Trawick Contemporary Art Awards, Bethesda Contemporary Art Center, MD View Find 5, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA ROUTE 36, Axis Photo Marche, Tokyo, Japan THE ANATOMY OF TREES, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA Close Readings, Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, Nashville, TN Focal Points: New to the Photography Collection, Amon Carter Museum of Art, Fort Worth, TX 2015 Fusion: Art of the 21 st Century, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA Scrimmage, University Art Museum, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO View Find 4, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA 2014 Beyond Reach, Koeln-Art Gallery, Cologne, Germany Virginia Portfolio, University of Alaska, Fairbanks View Find 3, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA 2013 ROUTE 36, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE THIS HEAVY VEIL, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA Photographs from the Collection, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX View Find 2, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA 2012 1979:1–2012:21: Jan Tichy Works with the MoCP Collection, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL AMERICAN PLACES, Richmond International Airport, Richmond, VA Grand Celebration, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT ART342, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO View Find, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA 2011 American Landscape: Contemporary Photographs of the West, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE AN UNFAMILIAR WORLD, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA ROUTE 36, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN Nine Visions, Danville Museum of Fine Arts, Danville, VA 2010 AMERICAN PLACES, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, CO CARRARA, hous projects, Los Angeles, CA Archive, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA STILLS, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY 21 st Century Collection, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA FORGED POWER: Ferran Mendoza and William Wylie, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ Recent Contemporary Acquisitions, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO 2009 ANATOMIA, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA Material Afterlife, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapid, MI Casa / Mondo, Foianofotografia, Foiano, Italy Recent Acquisitions, The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR High Modernism: Alfred Stiegliz and His Legacy, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX Summertime..., Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY 2008 CARRARA, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA Small Claims, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

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Beyond Representation, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA Mutual Attractions (curated by Andy Grundberg), University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA Winter Selections, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY CARRARA, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY Four Virginia Artists, University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA CARRARA, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA Public / Private, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY CARRARA, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA 100 Great American Photographs, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX American Eden, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY The Intimate and the Sublime, Recent Landscape Photography, Saint Louis Art Museum, MO The Art of Documentary Photography, Arts Center in Orange, Orange, VA A Complex Eden, Museum of Fine Art, St. Petersburg, FL STILLWATER, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA Elevator Films Project, Denver Convention Center, Denver, CO (permanent installation) The Museum: Conditions and Spaces, University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA Masterworks of American Photography, Amon Carter Museum. Fort Worth, TX American Landscapes: Four Views, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Water, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ Fotofest 2004, Travis Tower, Houston, TX GEOGRAPHY OF SCARS, Hanes Art Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC STILLWATER, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC EVIDENCE, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA STILLWATER, University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA RIVERWALK and OTHER PICTURES, Regis University, Denver, CO The Writer's Eye, University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA Abstraction in Photography, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX RIVERWALK, Colorado Center for the Book, Denver, CO SITE: CARRARA, Foiano Fotografia III, Foiano, Italy Postcards from the West, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY Landscape Legacy, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO THE RIVER’S EDGE, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA A LONG, THIN COMMON, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY Current Works 2000, Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO Recent Acquisitions, The Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

BIBLIOGRAPHY 2020 Dallas, Sandra, “A Prairie Season and more”. Denver Post, December 22 2019 Emerling, Jae, “Pompeii Archive”. History of Photography, Vol 42, Issue 3 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03087298.2018.1531602 Ferrier, Lorranie, “Pompeii Time”. The Epoch Times, April, 17, 2019 https://www.theepochtimes.com/pompeii-time_2858041.html Raymond, Claire, “ 16 Ways of Looking at a Photograph”. Oxford University Press, 2019 Malanaphy, Aiden, “Zilkha Exhibit Brings Antiquity Into the Present”. The Wesleyan Argus, September 26, 2019 http://wesleyanargus.com/2019/09/26/william-wylie-and-marc-erwin-babejre-imagine-antiquity/ 2018 Notable Book of 2018 (for Pompeii Archive), Photo District News https://www.pdnonline.com/features/photo-books/notable-photo-books-of-2018/ Feeney, Mark, “At Yale: on the threshold and under the volcano”. Boston Globe, July 06, 2018

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William Wylie The Possibility of Ruins Pricing Information Black and White Pigment Prints (edition of 10)

35 x 42 inches (sheet) $5,000 unframed $7,500 framed 45 x 54 inches (sheet) $8,000 unframed $10,000 framed 52 x 64 inches (sheet) $10,000 unframed $12,500 framed

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WILLIAM WYLIE The Possibility of Ruins Published 2022

#15 - 086 (detail), Pompeii, 2013 (Cover) #13 - 003 (detail), Pompeii, 2013 (Back Page)

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