Wayne Koestenbaum: “Bill Weiss: New Paintings”

Bill Weiss’ paintings express buoyancy: a wish to celebrate, 
to move toward illumination and expansion. 

I love their brightness, honesty, and strangeness; their friendliness to trance and concentration (states I value); 
their wit, concision and clarity.

Pleasure comes from the fact that the edges and pieces of the
paintings are drawn and cut freehand out of thin wood paneling.

The artist’s unfettered spontaneity shines forth. There is a
playfulness (whimsy) tempered by rigor.

Wayne Koestenbaum is a poet, cultural critic, and painter. He is a Distinguished Professor Of English and Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center.