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From: "Merry Karnowsky Gallery"
Date: September 18, 2008 6:18:55 PM PDT
Subject: INVITATION // KENT WILLIAMS // SEPTEMBER 27 // LOS ANGELES
Please join us for the opening reception of
Swim in the Deep Water: New Works by Kent Williams
Saturday, September 27, 8-11pm
MERRY KARNOWSKY GALLERY
170 S. LA BREA AVENUE
(IN THE ART 170 BUILDING)
LOS ANGELES, CA 90036
September 27 - October 25, 2008
Tues - Sat 12-6pm
Merry Karnowsky Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition by renowned Los Angeles-based artist Kent Williams. Applying his distinctive draftsmanship and painterly breadth, Williams continues to investigate the direct portrayal of human physiognomy and character. Presenting us with paintings that show both the figure in states of quiet observation, as well as full-blown struggle, Williams oscillates between how he portrays the contradictions posed by common existential realities.
Like a vivisection of sorts, the figures in Williams' canvases are often taken apart and physically fragmented by their surroundings. The intercut sections of the human body within Williams' turbid, abstracted backgrounds suggest an atmospheric mien - a proposal on how one's own environment plays a role in the stability of one's emotional life. This observance reveals life as a series of changes brought on by personal choices or external causes, but always compounded by the force these changes have on one's daily life and perspective. This human condition creates unforeseeable turbulence in the lives of Williams' beleaguered figures. Whether etched upon the faces of his subjects or shown through the shards of their fractured bodies, the inherent psychology of struggle is in the paint and portrayal of these figures and the spaces they occupy. This portrayal ultimately reveals the fragility of the human condition; deftly expressed in Williams' sympathetic hands.
In his newest work, Williams explores various materials, incorporating altered multiples, using a combination of silkscreen, oil and resin, both on canvas and paper.
Kent Williams' work has been the subject of a number of solo exhibitions over the past ten years, including shows in New York City, San Francisco, CA, Sundance, UT, The Duke Museum of Art, Durham, NC, and Los Angeles, CA. His painting was exhibited at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC as part of THE OUTWIN BOOCHEVER 2006 PORTRAIT EXHIBITION. The artist currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
For More Information please contact Merry Karnowsky at firstname.lastname@example.org, 323.933.4408
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And here is super special preview of one of his paintings and my super favorite one
and here is Kento, working on a frame to make it looks cooler,,
and,,here is picture of my new paintings,, I have been working hard too!
and I finally finished, Sena Summer 2008
ANYWAY, DO NOT MISS KENT WILLIAMS SHOW, OPENING WILL BE ON SATURDAY, 27TH SEPTEMBER!!