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Willem Volkersz: The View From Here
April 26 – June 30, 2024
Yellowstone Art Museum
Billings, Montana

Montana-based artist Willem Volkersz (b. 1939) is a significant contemporary artist known for his neon and paint-by-number-style installations. He was a pioneer in the use of neon in art and developed early and sustaining loves for photography, travel, American roadside culture, Americana, and Folk and Visionary Art.

The artworks featured in “The View from Here” were produced over the past 25 years and draw upon the artist’s eight decades of life experience. They touch upon his early life in Holland under Nazi occupation, his immigration to America, and his current life in the Western United States. The artworks also suggest the ways these personal experiences and passions connect to wider social issues of enduring relevance for everyone.

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[Image: Willem Volkersz, America the Beautiful, 2000. Neon, wood, paint, 91 x 85 x 26.]