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Our Shared Past: Highlight on Steve Williams

Apr

29

Written by Nicole Gaudier

Steve Williams’  work  clown parade with cowboy attack -shirt tucked, gun loaded, ready let’s go will be in the Our Shared Past exhibition, on view in the Stein Gallery from December 17, 2013 to May 25, 2014.

Steve Williams, clown parade with cowboy attack -shirt tucked, gun loaded, ready let’s go, 2013, from the film still Riding with Bobo, Mixed media on mahogany.

Steve Williams, clown parade with cowboy attack -shirt tucked, gun loaded, ready let’s go, 2013, from the film still Riding with Bobo, Mixed media on mahogany.

A statement by Steve Williams:

“I find myself being led to act as a storyteller creating a visual vocabulary with these signs and symbols providing a narrative through my paintings of some meaningful, enigmatic language that is common to all even though it is obscure. This journey has brought me to a very interesting point in my work. I find myself obsessed with symbols and signs. The subjects set in motion a series of attitudes that we as human beings find to be inseparable, universal components of our existence. In my paintings these forms find a place along with other symbols whose meanings are more obscure in a matrix of compelling color and texture. My desire is to draw the viewer in with color, texture and other decorative elements giving him place to linger, investigating and questioning his position in life, possibly finding validation amidst the signs.”

There will be artist appearances at the Stein Gallery January through April. Each Saturday, artists form the exhibition will be in the Gallery from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Others will make appearances throughout the day on Weaver Free Saturdays (the first of each month), and on Tuesday evenings during the exhibition.

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