11/11/2021 - 18/12/2021

New Work - Painting

Bill Lynch - I am a Bird from Heaven's Garden

The Approach is delighted to present I am a Bird from Heaven’s Garden, an exhibition of paintings and drawings, never shown until now, by the late American artist Bill Lynch (1960-2013).

Lynch painted onto salvaged plywood (sometimes on both sides), a process that has become distinctive to his work. Completely unknown and unexhibited during his lifetime, Lynch continued to paint undeterred and full of confidence, relying on support and encouragement from friends who saw something brilliant in his work.

Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lynch immersed himself in making drawings and paintings for over three decades. He studied painting at Cooper Union in New York, and lived for a time in California. After a stint in Brooklyn and New Jersey in the early ‘90s, Lynch finally settled in Raleigh, North Carolina, to be closer to his family. Lynch passed away in 2013, leaving behind his exceptional and distinguished body of work.


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