Benoît Loiseau

  • Gray Wielebinski, Other Men’s Wars, 2021, ink on paper, 16 x 12".
    picks July 22, 2021

    Gray Wielebinski

    Early-Christian symbolism meets denim-thighed Americana in “Oil and Water,” London-based American artist Gray Wielebinski’s gripping debut at Hales Gallery’s British headquarters. Spanning sculpture, screen-printing, works on paper, and textiles, the exhibition’s title nods to the exploitation of natural resources in the artist’s dual hometowns of Dallas and Los Angeles. But aside from a few indisputable references (see Pumping [all works 2021], a forty-four-inch-tall rocking horse shaped like a pump jack), this geoindustrial premise appears as an excuse to mine something deeper: the past and