CONVERSATIONS WITH SATIE
Abstractionist Edwin Wilwayco pays homage to the French composer and pianist Eric Satie, regarded as a torch-bearer of the avant garde and forerunner of minimalist, repetitive music. For Wilwayco, music is by turns a stimulant, a delectation, and a provocation, through which the artist avoids painting himself into a corner. Wilwayco immerses himself in the music of Satie in order to conduct his so-called “correspondence.” The resulting works, however, are not visual equivalences or transliteration, but are rather the fruition of the artist’s desire for his art to attain the condition of music. Bold, bristling, and brazen, Wilwayco’s works are a masterclass in abstraction.