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Two large black and white abstract works hang on floating gallery walls with window views of NYC skyline in the background
Installation view
Maybe Maybe Not: Christopher Wool and the Hill Collection
© Christopher Wool © Hill Art Foundation
Photo by Matthew Herrmann
Multiple floor view of the exhibition space with multiple abstract works of different sizes on view
Installation view
Maybe Maybe Not: Christopher Wool and the Hill Collection
© Christopher Wool © Hill Art Foundation
Photo by Matthew Herrmann

Maybe Maybe Not presents an emblematic selection of the work of American artist Christopher Wool. It inaugurates the exhibition program of the Hill Art Foundation, a cultural center conceived to offer broad public access to the seminal collection of contemporary and historical works assembled by J. Tomilson and Janine Hill over the past four decades.

Since coming to prominence in the 1980s, Christopher Wool has conducted a richly nuanced investigation of the possibilities of pictorial composition. This presentation of paintings, works on paper,  photographs and prints encapsulates the evolution of the artist’s career, ranging from early experiments with readymade forms in his pattern and word paintings to more recent explorations of spontaneous gesture and digital intervention. Threading through Wool’s use of stenciled flowers, wildly looping spray paint, passages of violent erasure, and silkscreened apparitions of his own past imagery is a tension between freedom and constraint that has always animated his work.

Road 01 Pg 02 72 Dpi
Road, 2018
Portfolio of 18 gelatin silver prints
From an edition of 12 and 3 artist's proofs
© Christopher Wool; Courtesy of Luhring Augustine, New York
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Road 18 Pg 82 72 Dpi
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Black and white toned image with artwork on walls and long marble conference towards the center of the room
Installation view
Maybe Maybe Not: Christopher Wool and the Hill Collection
© Christopher Wool © Hill Art Foundation
Photo by Matthew Herrmann
Black and white image of objects and flora located in dirt area
Yard, 2018
Portfolio of 24 gelatin silver prints
From an edition of 12 and 3 artist's proofs
© Christopher Wool; Courtesy of Luhring Augustine, New York
Black and white image of objects and flora located in dirt area
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Black and white image of objects and flora located in dirt area
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Black and white image of objects and flora located in dirt area
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Black and white image of objects and flora located in dirt area
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Black and white image of objects and flora located in dirt area
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Black and white image of objects and flora located in dirt area
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Black and white image of objects and flora located in dirt area
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Black and white image of objects and flora located in dirt area
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Black and white image of objects and flora located in dirt area
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Black and white image of objects and flora located in dirt area
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Black and white image of objects and flora located in dirt area
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Black and white image of objects and flora located in dirt area
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Black and white image of objects and flora located in dirt area
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Black and white image of objects and flora located in dirt area
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Black and white image of objects and flora located in dirt area
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Black and white image of objects and flora located in dirt area
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Black and white image of objects and flora located in dirt area
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Black and white image of objects and flora located in dirt area
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Black and white image of objects and flora located in dirt area
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Black and white image of objects and flora located in dirt area
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Black and white image of objects and flora located in dirt area
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Black and white image of objects and flora located in dirt area
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Black and white image of objects and flora located in dirt area
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Photography has long played an integral role in Wool’s practice, and this exhibition debuts two new photographic series. Whereas his previous work in the medium focused on scenes of alienation and degradation in the urban landscape, this more recent production documents the landscape of West Texas, where the artist has a home. Employing a disarming convergence of exposures, Yard locates unexpected sculptural vignettes in the ramshackle detritus surrounding semi-rural dwellings, while Road captures empty stretches of rough, overgrown track in which a destination is always deferred.

This exhibition will be accompanied by a series of educational programs and partnerships with New York City schools. 

© Christopher Wool. Video by Matthew Herrmann.
Hill Art Foundation Christopher Wool Installation Photography 10 PRINT
Installation view
Maybe Maybe Not: Christopher Wool and the Hill Collection
© Christopher Wool © Hill Art Foundation
Photo by Matthew Herrmann
View of a bronze equestrian statue one a pedestal inside a white-walled niche
Installation view
Maybe Maybe Not: Christopher Wool and the Hill Collection
© Christopher Wool © Hill Art Foundation
Photo by Matthew Herrmann
Exhibition space with seating area and a floor to ceiling window in the background with a view fo NYC apartment buildings
Installation view
Maybe Maybe Not: Christopher Wool and the Hill Collection
© Christopher Wool © Hill Art Foundation
Photo by Matthew Herrmann
Bold black flower design with layers of white paint on a soft white background

Christopher Wool
Untitled, 1994
Enamel on Paper

Black flora pattern rolled evenly onto a white background

Christopher Wool
Untitled, 1988
Enamel on paper

An abstract painting with a deep taupe background and bright white roller painted streaks in the center foreground

Christopher Wool
Maybe Maybe Not, 2003
Enamel and silkscreen ink on linen

Gestural gray toned erasure marks throughout the background with looping spray paint black design in the foreground

Christopher Wool
Untitled, 2007
Enamel on linen

Abstracted black ink drip designs on a white background

Christopher Wool
Untitled, 2015
Enamel and silkscreen ink on linen

Red looping spray painted design with white and red impasto paint marks located toward the center of the composition

Christopher Wool
Untitled, 2001
Silkscreen ink on linen

Black looping spray painted design on a white background

Christopher Wool
The Flam, 2001
Enamel on linen

Abstracted black ink blotched design on a white background

Christopher Wool
Untitled, 2018
Enamel and silkscreen ink on linen

4 framed etchings displayed horizontally. They depict black abstract designs on soft white backgrounds.

Christopher Wool
Untitled, 2014
4 softground etchings with drypoint
From an edition of 20 and 3 artist’s proofs

Bold, black text that spells out "You Make Me" on a white, pencil grid background in a white frame.

Christopher Wool
Untitled (You make me), 1997
Enamel on paper

8 neutral-toned lithographs on paper that depict text with overlapping abstract designs

Christopher Wool
a.k.a., 2016
Portfolio of 8 lithographs on paper
From an edition of 29 with 8 artist’s proofs and 4 printer’s proofs
Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York

3 framed etchings displayed horizontally. They depict black abstract designs on soft white backgrounds.

Christopher Wool
Untitled, 2014
2 drypoints and 1 softground etching with drypoint
From an edition of 20 and 3 artist’s proofs

Hill Art Foundation Christopher Wool Installation Photography 05 PRINT

Robert Gober
X Pipe Playpen, 2013-2014
Bronze, paint

Hill Art Foundation Christopher Wool Installation Photography 12 PRINT

Christopher Wool
Road, 2018
Portfolio of 18 gelatin silver prints
From an edition of 12 and 3 artist’s proofs
Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York

Black flower design layered on a white background

Christopher Wool
Untitled, 1993
Enamel on aluminum

Layered black flower patterns on a white background

Christopher Wool
Your Sweetness is My Weakness, 1995
Enamel on aluminum

Black and red blotch design on a white background

Christopher Wool
Untitled, 2014
Monotype over photogravure

Black and red blotch design on a white background

Christopher Wool
Untitled, 2014
Monotype over photogravure

Black and red blotch design on a white background

Christopher Wool
Untitled, 2014
Monotype over photogravure

Bold black text spelling "SPOKESMAN" on a white background

Christopher Wool
Untitled, 1989
Enamel and acrylic on aluminum

Hill Art Foundation Christopher Wool Installation Photography 16 PRINT

Christopher Wool
Yard, 2018
Portfolio of 24 gelatin silver prints
From an edition of 12 and 3 artist’s proofs
Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York

View of a bronze equestrian statue one a pedestal inside a white-walled niche

Giuseppe Piamontini
Prince Ferdinando di Cosimo III on Horseback, cast by 1717
Bronze

An abstract sculpture with a rectangular base positioned centrally in an outdoor terrace

Christopher Wool
Untitled, 2013
Bronze and copper plated steel

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