Long Way Home

William Steiger
3 min readFeb 22, 2024

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March 16 — April 13, 2024 — Marcia Wood Gallery — Atlanta GA

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To take the long way home is to break from routine, to embrace the journey rather than focusing solely on reaching the intended destination. It is a chance to slow down and contemplate one’s surroundings away from the expected path, an opportunity to see the familiar from a different point of view. I believe there is beauty to be found within the ordinary. Bridges, mills, rivers & tunnels make up our habitual landscape, easily overlooked, but when considered from a new perspective, nuances rich with significance are revealed. While architecture is often purposeful, built not to please the eye but to perform a function, my visual language emerges from the desire to reimagine, to introduce soul to man-made objects. Looking at my work is meant to evoke dreamlike visions, sharp and detailed but lacking the specificity of time or place. The viewer is invited to recall personal experiences and to infuse each image with one’s own memory. Long Way Home documents a journey that begins with me but ultimately ends with you.

Long Way Home, oil on linen, 40"x60", 2024
Tunnel Vision, 60"x48", oil on linen, 2024
Grist to the Mill, 20"x30", oil on linen, 2024
Stillwater, 20"x30", oil on linen, 2024
Off the Grid, 20"x30", oil on linen, 2024
Cross that Bridge, 20"x30", oil on linen, 2024
Everything in its Place, 20"x30", oil on linen, 2024
Ahead of the Curve, 20"x30", oil on linen, 2024
Against the Grain, 20"x30", oil on linen, 2024
Tunnel Vision (smaller version), 30"x24", oil on linen, 2024
Above & Beyond, 30"x24", oil on linen, 2024
Launchsite, 30"x24", oil on linen, 2023
Indication Stop, 30"x24", oil on linen, 2024
Aloft, 20"x16", oil on linen, 2024
Test Grounds, 20"x16", oil on linen, 2024
3 10"x8"collages: cut & found paper, gouache, glue, mounted on panel 2024
8 8"x10"collages: cut & found paper, gouache, glue, mounted on panel 2024
Blue Wheat Pool, collage of cut & found paper, gouache, glue, mounted on panel 16"x20", 2023
Elevator Depot, collage of cut & found paper, gouache, glue, mounted on panel 20"x16", 2023

William Steiger received a B.A. in Art from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an M.F.A. in painting from Yale University. Steiger has been a recipient of numerous grants, fellowships, and awards. Steiger has had 44 solo exhibitions worldwide, including Valencia — Spain, Seoul, Tokyo, New York City, and Dallas. Long Way Home is his fifth solo exhibition at Marcia Wood Gallery. Hudson Hills Press published a 200-page monograph on the artist’s work with 13 contributing writers and over 200 images. His work is included in numerous private, public and corporate collections.

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