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William Wallace

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William Wallace III is a Black painter and educator currently working in Philadelphia. Through the use of abstract portraiture and found materials, he expresses the internal schema of people trying to maintain in this moment of socio-political upheaval. Scrap wood from new developments, stretched bed sheets, and early 20th century windows from neighborhoods in the early stages of gentrification have been some of his favorites since moving to West Philadelphia in 2013. These materials hold history and the figures in his paintings feel like ghost haunting our shifting landscapes.