Meet LG Williams: Artist — Shoutout LA, April 29

Meet LG Williams: Artist
April 29, 2021 — SHOUTOUT LA / VOYAGELA — Sarah Abrams


We had the good fortune of connecting with LG Williams and we’ve shared our conversation below:

LG, what is the most important factor behind your success / the success of your brand?

“At the Enchanted Hunters Senior Retirement Village (overlooking Forest Lawn atop the Hollywood Hills), I’ve now scrapped Post-Performative Art—to become ‘The Distinguished AARP Resident of Neo-Post-Performative Art.’ I’m thrilled. By the way, this artistic accolade is one of the most unusual and elevated leisure distinctions found in today’s expansive Senior Living communities. I finally feel I can make my dreams and passions come alive. I’ll tap into my unlimited creative potential after Bingo night in this vital role—just like in the Hollywood movies…”

Read The Full Interview Here: https://shoutoutla.com/meet-lg-williams-artist/

* Artwork / Photo Information and Credits: https://shoutoutla.com/meet-lg-williams-artist/

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The Critics Speak…Reviews of Wally Hedrick Uninfluencer: A Forgotten Generation. A Review of Wayne Thiebaud Influencer at Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

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—  “I finished reading this rubbish. Predictably, it ends with LG attempting to sell his [art]work!”

—  “This [missive] is basically a cold-call sales pitch masquerading as a critical response.”

—  “I hope [this] gets the attention it deserves: none.”

—  “LG’s purported “successes”…are either inflated or outright concocted!”

—  “I could expand, but, honestly, it would be a waste of everyone’s time!”

—  “[LG] is a sick individual with delusions of grandiosity.”

—  “[LG] is raging mad…”

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—  “[LG] is haughty, arrogant and offensive, but ultimately pathetic. Oh, he’s a grifter, too.”

—  “I actually feel sorry for [LG], but even more so for the people who live in fear [of LG] and might be manipulated by [his] disinformation.”

—  “[LG has] been spamming me since ’69!”

—  “Entertaining and funny…”

—  “True (unfortunately)”.

—  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

—  “This is truly phenomenal…”

It’s Better To Be Mediocre:
Online Exhibition + Viewing Room

It’s Better To Be Mediocre Online Exhibition + Viewing Room February 15 – April 1, 2021 Curated by LG Williams Featured Artists: Doug Aitken Andrea Bowers Mark Bradford Andrea Fraser Mark Grotjahn Alex Israel Catherine Opie Laura Owens Lari Pittman Sterling Ruby Mary Weatherford Jonas Wood Catalogue Essay by Dave Hickey Featuring Music by Terry Allen For More Information @lgwilliams Limited Edition Exhibition Artwork Available

 

It’s Better To Be Mediocre
Online Exhibition + Viewing Room
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February 15 – April 1, 2021
Curated by LG Williams
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Featured Artists:
Doug Aitken

Andrea Bowers
Mark Bradford
Andrea Fraser
Mark Grotjahn
Alex Israel
Catherine Opie
Laura Owens
Lari Pittman
Sterling Ruby
Mary Weatherford
Jonas Wood


Catalogue Essay by Dave Hickey

Featuring Music by Terry Allen
For More Information @lgwilliams

Limited Edition Exhibition Artwork Available

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THE LODGE ANNOUNCES The Appointment Of LG Williams As The Robert Hughes Distinguished Visual Artist-In-Residence

THE LODGE ANNOUNCES The Appointment Of LG Williams As The Robert Hughes Distinguished Visual Artist-In-Residence in Hollywood
THE LODGE ANNOUNCES The Appointment Of LG Williams As The Robert Hughes Distinguished Visual Artist-In-Residence in Hollywood
THE LODGE ANNOUNCES The Appointment Of LG Williams As The Robert Hughes Distinguished Visual Artist-In-Residence in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD — The LODGE announces the appointment of LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams™ as the Robert Hughes Distinguished Visual Artist-In-Residence.

The Estate Of LG Williams™ Will Take Up The Post Effective Immediately In Hollywood.

CARLA (Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles) Issue #18. The LODGE is located at 1024 N. Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA.

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THE LODGE PRESENTS LG WILLIAMS AND PCP PRESS @ ACID-FREE II AT BLUM AND POE

The Lodge and LG Williams at Acid-Free 2 at Blum and Poe

The Lodge and LG Williams at Acid-Free 2 at Blum and Poe

The Lodge and LG Williams at Acid-Free 2 at Blum and Poe

THE LODGE is pleased to announce its participation in this year’s Acid-Free Los Angeles Book Market hosted by Blum & Poe, which runs November 1–3.

To celebrate the gallery’s first time participating in the fair, we will have a large selection of titles from 25 years of books by LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams™ at our booth.

This celebration and signing with LG Williams, will take place at our booth on Saturday, 2nd November at 1:00 pm. The books, published by PCP Press, features works with Wally Hedrick, Dave Hickey, Wayne Thiebaud, Shepard Fairey / Obey Giant, Julia Friedman among others, and a conversation between LG and gallery owner / director Alice Lodge. Williams’ widely received publications have appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, The Guardian, The New York Times Book Review, Las Vegas Weekly, Observer.com, City Lights Bookstore to name a few media outlets.

The Estate of LG Williams™ would like to extend warm gratitude to The Lodge and The Derazhne-Fridman Charitable Trust for their generous support…Especially S and Vinnie.

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Voyage LA Magazine / LG Williams: Hollywood Hidden Gem

Check out LG Williams’s Artwork, VoyageLA Staff Writer, VoyageLA.com, June 5, 2019.

 

Hollywood Hidden Gem: LG Williams


LG, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist:

I’m originally from the Ozarks. Back then, I loved crafting a bit more than bass fishing. So, after art school, I hitchhiked to Los Angeles. That decision was a no-brainer — which was good since I had little extra to spare. What I didn’t know back then was this: Every Hollywood hipster can spot poor, destitute country folk — like me — a mile away. That’s probably one reason why, after all these years, I’ve never been invited to exhibit art in Tinseltown. Another reason might be that my “story” has been anything but unique. On the contrary, it registers as irrelevant by any Southern California  metric…
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Read The Full Story: voyagela.com/interview/check-lg-williams-estate-lg-williams-s-artwork/

Archivedhttp://archive.is/OBbLZ

The Estate of LG Williams™ would like to extend warm gratitude to The Lodge and The Derazhne-Fridman Charitable Trust for their generous support. Esp B, P, S and Vinnie.

New Local Public Artwork For Streator, IL City Park Delineates Global Climate Catastrophe Denial

Don't Look At That Tree (2019) by LG Williams

Don't Look At That Tree (2019) by LG Williams
DON’T LOOK AT THAT TREE (2019) by LG Williams

 

Press Release — For Immediate Release                                                     May 24, 2019

Public Art Exhibition: Don’t Look At That Tree
Artist: LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams™
On View: June 28-June 30, 2019
Location: City Park, Streator, Illinois
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New Local Public Artwork For Streator, IL City Park
Delineates Global Climate Catastrophe Denial

(Los Angeles—June 1, 2019) LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams™ are pleased to present Don’t Look At That Tree, his newest monumental outdoor artwork installed at City Park in Streator, Illinois.

Don’t Look At That Tree consists of a 100-foot-high hickory tree strewn with several rolls of yellow crime scene tape. Visitors can view the artwork on June 28, 2019 and it will remain visible to the public until June 30, 2019. The artwork will be situated at the intersection of Park and Hickory streets, near the park’s entrance. 

This artwork explores The Mechanism of Denial, a defense mechanism first proposed by Anna Freud which involves an individual or groups refusal to accept reality, thus blocking external events from awareness. “So far”, writes LG Williams, “our response to the challenge of our climate catastrophe exposes a fundamental failure of collective engagement and imagination.” 

Williams’s first monumental outdoor tree artwork appeared in 2013 at Parc du Domaine les Crayères, Reims, France, curated by Baron Osuna. As with other works by the artist, such as Party Down! (1999), How To Explain Art To The Sports Generation (2004), Angelina Jolie Was Here! (2011), and ME (2015), subversive ingenuity is key to the experiential nature of the artwork.

Taken whole, Don’t Look At That Tree speaks to the expanse of art history — from ancient traditions of creating artworks on cave walls, to modern forms of visual culture in the age of apocalypse and cutting-edge feats of artistic digital labor.

The Estate of LG Williams™ would like to thank Baron Osuna, Super Window Project, The Lodge, and The Derazhne-Fridman Charitable Trust for their generous support.
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Press, Purchase, Or Inquiry:

THE LODGE
1024 N. Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029
info@thelodge.la  |  www.thelodge.la


National Media Kit:  Press Release | Image 01 | Image 02 | 2013 Tree (Reims, France)
Local Media Kit:      Press Release | Image 01 | Image 02 | 2013 Tree (Reims, France)

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Additional Press:
Artist LG Williams will feature ‘climate catastrophe’ artwork in Streator: Idea of the work is to look at bigger issue, by Michael Urbanec, The Times, Michael Urbanec, June 18, 2019, www.mywebtimes.com (Archived

Streator City Park tree gets covered in caution tape for conceptual art project, Concept hopes to draw attention to climate catastrophe, Michael Urbanec, June 28, 2019, www.mywebtimes.com (Archived)

WCMY 1430 Radio Interview with LG Williams by Rick Koshko  (6.17.19) — Website  (Archived)
WCMY 1430 Radio Interview with LG Williams by Rick Koshko (6.17.19) — Soundcloud

Don't Look At That Tree (2019) by LG Williams
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First Tree (2013) /
The End Of The Party: Geometrie Variable, Parc du Domaine les Crayères, Reims, France, May 17 – June 30, Curated by Baron Osuna.
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Watch the video: click here.

LG Williams The Party Is Over Reims France Baron Osuna Tree

Exhibiting in ONLY CONNECT OSAKA at Creative Center Osaka Japan (CCO) 23 February – 17 March

LG Williams exhibits at Only Connect Osaka -- Creative Center Osaka Japan (CCO)

LG Williams exhibits at Only Connect Osaka -- Creative Center Osaka Japan (CCO)

 

Exhibiting in Japan once again — with @soshimatsunobe et al — during ONLY CONNECT OSAKA at Creative Center Osaka Japan (CCO) from 23 February through 17 March 2019.

Installation Pictured Above: LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams™, Good Morning, Jeffrey: I Was Very Much Fascinated by Your Current Predicament — Right? — Right — OMG!!!! Living A Lie (Havel/Hovel Foxhole). Or, Perhaps It Is Better To Say, The Full Interview Will Air on Wednesday. Strike That And Imagine This: Indian, Butterfly, Three-Tiered Perspective LoL (Lots of Inane Things…), 2012/2016, Dimensions Variable, (One Shot) 30″ Confetti Canon (Exploded) On Building. Private Collection: Yusaku Maezawa, Tokyo, Japan. Photo Copyright © 1969-2019 LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams™. All Rights Reserved.

www.onlyconnect-osaka.com

Dates: 23 February Through 17 March 2019

The Estate of LG Williams would like to thank Baron Osuna, Soshi Matsunobe and The Derazhne-Fridman Charitable Trust for their generous support — ie BPS&Vinnie 🐕 ❤️