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For his solo exhibition at Barry Whistler Gallery, Danny Williams presents a series of drawings depicting the landscape around his home in the French countryside. The exhibition, titled Between Dog and Wolf, draws its name from an old French idiom, entre chien et loup.
The phrase refers to a time of day when dusk obscures the horizon enough that a shepherd might mistake a dog for a wolf. As such, the words draw a boundary between threat and security when referring to a time of night. Williams’ drawings suggest that this phrase might be stretched to explore the space between wild and tamed, pastoral and industrialized, or nature and culture. The settings are captured at dusk, with an eerie darkness permeating the works in charcoal.
Williams, a Texas native, has been represented by Barry Whistler Gallery for over 25 years. He has spent the last seven years making work in the country outside Paris, France.
After the opening reception, Between Dog and Wolf will run through January 10, 2015.