bill’s benevolent association

Wood piled up. A ramshackle slap-happy sign outside a mechanics shop on a quiet road. A snapped ratchet strap laying in the dirt, a lost load. Dusty coveralls in dry sunlight, dirty hands in the green grass. A sign that gives no direction, a sign that gives all direction. Announcing nothing. Playing mix and match with visions of prairie contentment and blue collar work, bill’s benevolent association (brothers Josh and Evan Brien) create artworks that gather the bits and pieces from open fields and overlooked alleys to sit in still moments. Ranging from screenprints and zines to sign painting to sculpture, the association’s artworks playfully approach contentment, an outlook summed up in the phrase ‘it’s ok not to know’.

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