Kohl Gallery


This exhibition’s title cuts to the heart of much of the artist’s current practice. As Wills puts it, “Wishes Are Horses adapts the wistful phrase ‘If wishes were horses…’ to instead suggest that wishing might really offer movement or transcendence. My current sculptures and collages are inspired by the tools of desire: wishes, hopes, effort and intention. These works offer me a means of exploring current conditions and activating hope for an unrealized but longed-for future.” Wills’ engagement with desire is facilitated by her chosen materials, all rich with metaphorical or associative meanings.  The candles, cloth, twine, words, and wood deployed—to name but a few of her materials—draw us into a material poetry dedicated to mining our more abstract lived experiences, and the conflicts that surface therein.