John A. Will is active/lives in Alberta, Wisconsin, Iowa / Canada. John Will is known for etching, painting, video, performance art, teaching.
Biography John Will
JOHN WILL toes the line between genius and absurdity
By Chris Cran
POSTED: MARCH 1, 2010
In 1993, the board of Stride Gallery, a funhouse of an artist-run centre in Calgary, decided it was time to throw another party in the guise of a fundraiser. The event was organized behind the back of one board member: that long-haired, balding, bearded, round-bellied, perpetually cigarette-smoking figure was to be kept in the dark.
The event itself was to be a look-alike contest dedicated to this board member, artist, art professor and popular barroom character. One hundred and fifty tickets were sold, with the proviso that not a word was to be breathed to him about the homage.
At eight o'clock on the night of the event,
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