Pressure of Evidence, 2016, alkyd on panel, by Will Lustenader, Courtesy of the Fred. Giampietro Gallery
Will Lustenader is a professional artist and adjunct professor of art history based at Sacred Heart University, Albertus Magnus College, and Gateway Community College. In his work, he puts emphasis on tension in and around planar colour fields whose arrangements present questions concerning territorial environments, both physical and imagined. As his pieces unfold, often with long periods of reflection between groups of work, he finds himself contemplating immersion and entrapment. Recently his impulsive, spontaneous rhythm of creation has led him to a preoccupation regarding balance and containment, and ultimately has freed him from the pressures of being fixed to a plan.