In the late 1950s, Will Insley started producing modular abstract work, based on the concept of the center and the repetitive structure. It was a period when Insley realized the formal limits of art could be challenged. Artworks from this period are precursors of his lifelong project, ONECITY.
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Insley worked on ONECITY, an imaginary city situated in the center of the North American continent, from the early 1960s throughout his life. ONECITY came to life though large drawings, paintings entitled Wall Fragments, photo-collages and sculptural scale models. ONECITY has been widely exhibited (including a solo at the Guggenheim Museum, NYC).