Two Figures with Box 1, 2011
Bill Durgin’s photographs reflect his fascination with the figure as a sculptural entity. His complex arrangements of the body require extreme contortion to achieve an austere effect, as if the figures have been abstracted. The gestures examine his own corporal boundaries as well as those of the performers he works with and are impressive in their ability to seemingly defy physical limitations. Transforming the body into an amorphic object, Durgin uses a large format camera and film to capture the figures so that they appear to be without appendages. Recognizable as bodies, they remain detached from common perceptions of the human form.
Figure with Box and Tape 1, 2011
Figure with Box 1, 2011
Figure with Box and Tape 2, 2011
Figure with Box 2, 2011
Two Figures with Boxes 1, 2011
Nude and Still Life 2, 4, 5, 2010
Bill Durgin received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tufts University in conjunction with School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1995. And in 2000, Bill received his Masters in Fine Arts from California College of Art (CCA) in San Francisco.
Bill’s work has appeared in galleries throughout the country including, most recently, the 2008 SMFA Traveling Scholars exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and a Solo show, Figurations, at Merge Gallery in New York. He has also exhibited at Judy Goldman Fine Arts in Boston, SF Camerawork, jennjoygallery in San Francisco, and Ego Gallery in Barcelona, Spain. In 2006 he was named as a Surface Avant Guardian award winner. His work has also been published in Paper, Corduroy, Elle, New York, Time Out New York, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Art News, to name a few.
Bill lives in New York City
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