REVIEW: William Steiger in ModCiti Magazine
December 10, 2019 - Kendall Morgan
Precise and occasionally poignant, the works of painter William Steiger refine the concept of “less is more” at Holly Johnson Gallery.
In his latest group of canvases entitled “Inventor,” Steiger remains fascinated by barren vistas and maps. What is portrayed is as important as what is not—the artist revels in the empty spaces that cradle his roller coasters and covered bridges.
“It was a gradual evolution like I’m making a minor discovery every day,” Steiger explains of his process. “I’ve always been drawn to minimal art and abstract art, and I wanted to figure out how much I can say with as little as possible. When you see them in person, there’s a large portion of the paintings that are not painted—it’s all just gesso. White is representing all of these different things, and the viewer’s brain fills in the image.....