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William T. Wiley
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William T. Wiley and the Slant Step: All on the Line
Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, UC Davis
January–May, 2022
Curated by Dan Nadel

Over a sixty-year career, William T. Wiley (b. 1937 in Bedford, IN, d. 2021 in Novato, CA) has addressed some of the most urgent social, political and environmental issues with a distinctive blend of wit and wisdom. His work is densely layered with complex riddles, steeped in profound personal meaning. One of the most significant and influential artists associated with the Funk movement, Wiley has often defied art historical labels, charting a course entirely his own. Alongside Robert Arneson, Wayne Thiebaud and Roy De Forest, Wiley helped form one of the most experimental and widely revered art programs in the country at UC Davis, teaching there from 1962 to 1973. His work is included in the collections of UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Philadelphia Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Stedelijk van Abbemuseum; Walker Art Center; and Whitney Museum of American Art; among many others.

Perfect bound, 226 pages
11 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches (28.6 × 24.1 cm)
Texts by Joann Moser, John Yau, and John G. Hanhardt
University of California Press, 2009

80 pages
11 × 8 1/2 inches (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
Texts by Graham W.J. Beal and John Perreault
Design by Robert Jensen
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1979

Spiral bound, 74 pages
10 × 8 inches (20.3 × 25.4 cm)
Text by Brenda Richardson
Design by Bruce Montgomery
Edition of 5000
University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, 1971

79 pages
Text by Brenda Richardson
Landfall Press, 1980

Parker Gallery is open Wednesday–Saturday, 12–6pm and by appointment