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GRIMM is pleased to announce the solo exhibition ‘Seven Leagues to Pompeii’ by William Monk (UK, 1977). This exhibition marks the artist’s fourth solo presentation with the gallery, and the first in our New York space.

Press Release

William Monk’s luminous remains
by Jay Merrick, 2017

“The seven,” wrote Syd Barret in his lyrics for Pink Floyd’s song Chapter 24, “is the number of the young light / It forms when darkness is increased by one.” Minus the music, the bare poetry has the feel of a murmured alchemical fugue, and it’s one of the touchstones for William Monk’s creative process, in which, as Barrett wrote, “Things …

William Monk’s luminous remains
by Jay Merrick, 2017

“The seven,” wrote Syd Barret in his lyrics for Pink Floyd’s song Chapter 24, “is the number of the young light / It forms when darkness is increased by one.” Minus the music, the bare poetry has the feel of a murmured alchemical fugue, and it’s one of the touchstones for William Monk’s creative process, in which, as Barrett wrote, “Things cannot be destroyed once and for all.”

They can only change – in Monk’s case, by evolving through a mesh of subject-matter and imagery which, over the last 15 years, has informed paintings which often …

Gallery

Location

54 White Street
New York, NY, US
Monday–Friday, 11am–6pm
Saturday–Sunday, Closed