I just received an invitation to the opening of a new exhibition this Saturday to William Wolff: Persons and Portraits, at Art Zone 461 Gallery, between 5:00 – 8:00 pm.
“Wolff’s work is bold and powerful and communicates something very visceral in his woodcut prints. These prints speak from a different age, or a different worldview. They speak in a language of direct experience rather than reflected experience. There is no irony, nor really any artifice. The woodcut prints are a presence in themselves and feel iconic and sculptural.
Wolff was a long time member of the Graphic Arts Workshop and the California Society of Printmakers. He taught art at Juvenile Hall in San Francisco for 26 years. He was early associated with many artists of the Bay Area Figurative Movement but went off in his own more mythological oriented direction after taking up woodcut prints in the early 1960s. A retrospective of his work was held in 2002 at the Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art. His work is in the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress and the Achenbach Collection among many others.”