RACA’s 2009 Featured Southern Artist is Rome’s William H. Boling
January 6, 2009
Rome Area Council for the Arts is proud to host Rome’s own William H. Boling as its 2009 Featured Southern Artist.
The exhibit, Gathering Signs: Recent Photography by Bill Boling, will be on display February 2-28, 2009, at the RACA Gallery, 248 Broad Street. Gallery hours are 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, and by appointment. Admission to the gallery is free of charge. For more information, contact RACA at (706) 295-ARTS.
The opening reception with the artist will be Thursday, February 5th, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Rome Area Council for the Arts Gallery on Broad Street. There will also be an artist talk at 7:00 p.m., at the reception.
Mr. Boling’s work will also be featured at Rome Area Council for the Arts annual fundraiser, The Art of Chocolate: Chocolate, Sunday, February 22 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Forrest Ballroom.
Bill Boling is a native of Rome, Georgia where he practiced law for 20 years at the firm of Shaw, Maddox, Graham, Monk and Boling before becoming General Counsel at the Medical College of Georgia Health System in Augusta, Georgia.
Bill is currently a partner at the Atlanta office of Epstein Becker and Green, a national firm specializing in health care law.
Boling studied drawing and painting at Georgia Highland College, Georgia State University and at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Rennes, France. In 2005 at the invitation of Stephen Shore, Boling began a program of photography study and exploration through a special Masters program offered by Bard College. He is also the founder and publisher of Fall Line Arts Press, a small press that was started in Augusta, Georgia.
William Boling’s work explores the lyrical documentation of the vernacular landscape and his relationship to the ephemeral artifacts and situations that arise. His Peel project and book was a collaboration with the Window Gallery of the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Because They Come That Way, a response to artist Jasper Johns’ work, was exhibited in Columbia and Allendale, South Carolina. The installation, Photographs from O’Connor Country, was a notable part of the Responding to Home
exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia in Atlanta in 2007, with the
exhibition opening in September 2008 at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, Florida.
His work is in private and public art collections throughout the United States, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Emory University, Bard College, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia and outside of the United States, including the Window Gallery at the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
In 2008 Boling’s You Ain’t Wrong online project was included in Unmonumental: Montage Online curated by Lauren Cornell and, Marisa Olson for the final phase of Unmonumental, the inaugural exhibition at The New Museum in New York and then exhibited at the Hagedorn Foundation Gallery in Atlanta.
A non-profit organization, Rome Area Council for the Arts is funded by the City of Rome, private and corporate contributions, and Georgia Council for the Arts, through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly. The Council is a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.