Wantoot introduced Mineral Point, Wisconsin artist Bill Grover on December 1st during the Mineral Point Candlelight Shopping weekend.
Titled "The Dynamics of Power and Freedom." The show is comprised of 13 mixed-media sculptures ranging from the ceiling-hung wire "Fish" to small wall-hung ceramic and acrylic Masks. For much of his career, Bill focused on functional ceramics. His skills are evident in the series of Masks, as well as the head of "Babagozome."
Bill has also been deeply involved in developing community-based public art projects. He resume includes many projects in Madison and Milwaukee. Most recently he installed "Will Rust for Peace" in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. The (rusting) steel sculpture features a life-size bison and her calf.
The works in this show combine Bill's love of collecting interesting objects, his technical artistic skills, his keen awareness of social issues and unmistakable sense of ironic humor.
The show runs through January 20, 2019.