Private = Public
February 7 - March 18, 2011
William Wareham has exhibited widely throughout California, as well as in Nevada, Hawaii, Illinois and New Jersey. Public pieces can be found at U.C. Berkeley, San Francisco State University, Sonoma State University, Los Medanos College in Antioch, and Chapman College in Los Angeles, to name just a few. He enjoys using recycled steel as the primary source for his sculpture, and it is the "pre-used history that the material inherently holds", he says, that inspires him. "These worn-out metal things will continue to have a life by gathering, refocusing and rejoining into a collective other life". In addition to his large scale public pieces, Wareham paints, draws, works in collage and assemblage, as well as designing and making functional yet sculpturally eclectic steel furniture pieces.
Quartered Sphere Maquette #3, Steel, Wood and Paint
Wareham graduated from UC Berkeley in the late sixties, where he first began to use military surplus material in his sculpture. Wareham was a recipient of the Eisner Prize for sculpture at UC Berkeley in 1968 and 1969, a National Endowment for the Arts in 1974, and in 1999 he was awarded an artist residency at Djerassi.
Magnolia #1, Paper and Pigment
Quartered Sphere Maquette #1, Steel, Wood, and Paint
Rigger, Port of Los Angeles Administration Building
Quartered Sphere Maquette #2, Steel
Magnolia #10, Paper and Pigment