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Ben Willis: Wavy

May 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - June 5, 2021 @ 6:00 pm PDT

Arranged in perfect rows, these dazzling square pieces glitter against their white wall and tantalize, like a glossy, unwrapped hard candy, with their patterns, colors, and trick of the eye.

Stephanie Chefas Projects is delighted to present Arizona based artist Ben Willis and his inaugural solo exhibit with the gallery: Wavy. Blending elements of architecture and geometry, Willis explores the relationship between color, pattern, and material in a mesmerizing fashion. More than multi-layered, his pieces exhibit otherworldly and even alien-like qualities as they permeate your eye-sockets with their three-dimensional identities.

No stranger to experimentation, Willis pulled out all the stops for his latest show. The result is a dazzling array of unique styles and patterns, packing serious visual power into a compact space. While unmistakably varied, the work remains unified through its use of vibrant color and illusory pattern. “Wavy” describes the flow of one piece to the next, his manipulation of materials, and the hypnotic resonance of each individual piece. This is visual indulgence of the highest order, further elevated by the artists’ masterful control over his medium. Look once and then look again as time wiles away outside your purview.

In 2013, Ben Willis received his MFA with Distinction in Painting at Arizona State University. He has shown his work extensively throughout the United States including galleries in New York, Chicago, Texas, Arizona, Seattle, and Portland, OR. In addition to his gallery work, Willis has also shown with Scope Art for Art Basel, Miami and has been featured by Juxtapoz Magazine, Art Maze Magazine, Other People’s Pixels, and Create! Magazine. He currently lives and works in Phoenix, Arizona.

Wavy will be on view at Stephanie Chefas Projects from May 8 – June 5, 2021. Stephanie Chefas Projects is located in Portland, Oregon at 305 SE 3rd Avenue on the second floor of the Urban Row building.


May 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm PDT
June 5, 2021 @ 6:00 pm PDT
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Wheelchair accessible
Women-owned, Women curated
Event Type
Gallery, Visual Art
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Stephanie Chefas Projects
305 SE 3RD AVE STE. 202
Portland, OR 97220 United States
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