In life and art, Paul Villinski explores flight. As a glider pilot, he sails the open sky. As an artist, he coaxes clouds of aluminum butterflies into a lyrical orbit.
Well attuned to environmental issues, Villinski repurposes discarded materials into art objects: beer and soda cans; vinyl records; musical instruments; shipping pallets. He painstakingly and lovingly guides these mundane materials into flight. For this exhibition, in terms of scale and ambition, Villinski selected recent works that push beyond what has been previously installed at the Tayloe Piggott Gallery.