"Finally, a depiction of the Maine coast with a penis in it. And not just “in it,” as in the sense of a penis drawn into an idyll taking place on the Maine coast, dangling from the belt of an illicit Walt Kuhn beach sketch, but genuinely inside it: with this work, the penis has entered the coastline."
"William Pope.L folds his finished works and the detritus of their production and conception into a simmered whole with a haphazard yet strictly curated collection of sculpture, drawings, and scraps spanning 20 years. “The Process Show” is neither a recreation of Pope.L’s studio, nor an explanation of his practice; rather, its aim is to be a portrait of the artist’s headspace. While the work is saturated with his usual themes of class, race, consumption, and identity politics, it seems the overall issues Pope.L refers to are intention and responsibility as an artist. The intimate 37-A Gallery is transformed into a sort of womb, a projection of the artist’s incubating connections and unresolved questions."