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BILL WOODROW: MATERIAL TRUTHS

BILL WOODROW’S ARCHIVAL SYSTEM, meticulously filed and constantly updated, records (at the time of this writing) 135 works made since 1978. In the last two years Woodrow has had 14 one-person shows, and participated in over twenty group exhibitions. All this has been achieved without assistants or the resources of a large studio, and indeed with the economy of tools characteristic of the working methods of certain artists in these times. Since the early ’70s such artists as Daniel Buren, Sol LeWit, and Tony Cragg have been able to work around the world with an idea of the world which has demonstrated itself in widely differing circumstances. As Woodrow left for New York this past summer, his tool bag consisted of two hammers, three pairs of pliers, and two metal-cutters (to turn left- and right-hand corners). Other items needed to produce the works—hacksaws, paintbrushes, or needle and

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