• John Willenbecher

    University Of Massachusetts

    John Willenbecher’s recent exhibition at the University of Massachusetts marked a clear turning point in his career, away from familiar elements toward newer, more distilled themes. As one of the earliest artists to adopt the fertile motif of the labyrinth in the late 1960s, Willenbecher developed it fully through formal, metaphorical and environmental manifestations during the first half of this decade. The Amherst show mapped out different paths and demonstrated that the artist had already begun to explore them by 1975.

    In a large show at the Everson Museum a few years ago, this development

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