View Inside: Bill Schuck

by on November 7th 2015

All photographs by Paul D'Agostino.

All photographs by Paul D’Agostino.


I recently paid a visit to Bill Schuck’s studio, a crypt-like lair of curiosity tucked deep into the guts of uppermost Greenpoint.

Schuck’s geologically informed, scientifically conceived, empirically iterative, and both temporally determined and grounded works involve meticulously calibrated machinery, gradual drips and capillary seepings of an array of inks, a range of mostly paper receptors and, per force, tubing aplenty.

We talked about all such facets of his works, as well as about Slovenian caves, documentational surfaces, biology and mineralogy, administrative controls, films of scientific demonstrations of yore, and all sorts of spatial inundations. We also talked about scuba diving. And tardigrades.

Here are a some photos of Schuck’s studio and work. For more images and info, visit his website.





Paul D’Agostino, Ph.D. is an artist, writer, translator, curator and professor living in Bushwick, Brooklyn. More information about him is available here, and you can find him as @postuccio on Instagram and Twitter.

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4 Responses to View Inside: Bill Schuck

  1. Lisa Hein November 8, 2015 at 12:41 am #

    Red one is positively baroque. Interesting to think a machine could generate it, just as baroque music is a machine.

  2. Andrew Moore November 10, 2015 at 2:03 am #

    Been thinking about you this week B and now I know why with this recent attention!
    We wake up to one of your pieces every morning & enjoy and ponder this and that as a result. A/NSW

  3. Noa Bornstein November 12, 2015 at 8:00 pm #

    Bill love the pictures of your work, especially that wild ‘self drawn’ figure.
    Like the writing too and glimpse into your ‘subterranean’ place of creation.

  4. Kurt Steger November 20, 2015 at 1:49 am #

    Saw Bill’s installation and work last year and loved it then. Great to see again. Like the concept of man makes machine makes art. Where does or does the hand ever leave the mark.

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