Bill Schenck—From Dust to Dusk
Vanier Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Softcover, 1999. Exhibit Catalog of one man exhibit, 16 color plates. New condition
“In celebration of Bill Schenck’s first solo exhibition at Vanier Gallery and his inclusion in the Desert Caballeros Western Museum’s exhibition of the thirty most influential Western artists of the twentieth century, an honor not lightly bestowed, it is important to consider carefully this artist whose works have been somewhat a conundrum. Often infused with a Warholian sense of irony, satire, and humor, Schenck’s lively paintings just as easily reveal a sense of grandeur and nostalgia for the west, reminiscent of Albert Bierdstadt (1830-1902) and Thomas Moran (1837-1926). With a truly American painting style and singular Western subject matter, Schenck serves up a potpourri of themes and scenes that have at once delighted and unnerved viewers since the 1960s.”