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LG Williams Endowed University Instructor At AAU.EDU

LG Williams Endowed University Instructor At aau.edu

San Francisco — Dec. 8, 2021 — Academy of Art University, one of the largest private, accredited art and design schools in the nation, has announced that award-winning artist LG Williams has joined the University as an endowed instructor in fine arts.

“I am grateful to have been selected for this coveted position and believe my experiences and expanse of knowledge within the arts can go a long way for both the University and its students,” said LG Williams. “We have been able to do a lot of great work thus far, and I hope to continue to contribute to the mission and goals that the Academy sets out to achieve for its students.”

Williams joins the Academy of Art University as a multidisciplinary artist holding an MFA in Art from the University of California, Davis, where he studied under Wally Hedrick, Wayne Thiebaud, Robert Arneson, Manuel Neri, David Hollowell, and Mike Henderson. He recently served as The Robert Hughes Distinguished Visual Artist-In-Residence at The Lodge in Hollywood. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Japan Times, Los Angeles Times, La Stampa, Bookforum, Purple Diary, Huffington Post, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Juxtapoz Magazine, LA Weekly, and OC Weekly, among others. In 2014 Donald Preziosi (Emeritus Professor of Art History, UCLA) included Williams in “Art, Religion, Amnesia: The Enchantments of Credulity…”

Read Full Article Click Here. (Archive 1)

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PCP Press Announces 3 New ‘Raymond Pettibon’ Twitter Complications

Tuff Luyv by Raymond Pettibon and PCP Press   SCKONTHIS!! by Raymond Pettibon and PCP Press   SCKONTHIS!! by Raymond Pettibon and PCP Press
Tuff Luyv:
The Abridged Raymond Pettibon Twitter Compilation
by Raymond Pettibon
  SCKONTHIS!!:
The Essential Raymond Pettibon Twitter Compilation
by Raymond Pettibon
  my fists r free:
186 Twitter Poems

by Raymond Pettibon
Conceived and produced by PCP Press   Conceived and produced by PCP Press   Conceived and produced by PCP Press
2021, Paperback, 680 pgs.   2021, Paperback, 669 pgs.   2021, Paperback, 389 pgs.
ISBN: 979-8747765139   ISBN: 979-8743817795   ISBN: 979-8749386295
$35.95 Amazon.com   $35.95 Amazon.com   $18.95 Amazon.com

Raymond Pettibon’s writings embraced the expanse of social-media digital technology while allowing a more intimate glimpse at the artist. Between February 2011 and February 2021, Pettibon posted something in the region of eighteen thousand digital comments on Twitter.

SCKONTHIS!!, Tuff Luyv, and my fists r free are 3 books based on the entire transcripts that appear here for the first time.

This eclectic collection demonstrates the range of Pettibon’s thinking as he embarks on an artistic enlightenment project. Pettibon’s digital writings reveal the artist in a creative-informal rather than critical-formal mode. They flesh out ideas elucidated in his artworks, none of which are represented here.

The twits cover topics as varied as golf, oral, life, and art history—subjects chosen at random for broad appeal andexamined with passion and insight.

Raymond Pettibon’s (b. 1957) influential oeuvre engages a wide spectrum of American iconography variously pulled from literature, art history, philosophy, religion, politics, sports, and alternative youth culture, among other sources. Intermixing image and text, his drawings engage the visual rhetorics of pop and commercial culture while incorporating language from mass media as well as classic texts by writers such as William Blake, Marcel Proust, John Ruskin, and Walt Whitman.

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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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Voyage LA Magazine / LG Williams: Hollywood Hidden Gem

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

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.

HONORED TO BE INCLUDED IN PROF MARTIN KEMP’S (OXFORD UNIV) LECTURE, “Mona Lisa and The Body of the Earth”, AT LAGUNA ART MUSEUM

Kemp Williams Laguna Art Musem

Image (R) on projected screen: LG Williams, How To Explain Art To The Sports Generation (Mona Lisa), 2004, 40 x 30” (Variable), Reflective Ink Silkscreen on Engineer Grade Reflective Sheeting on Heavy-Duty Aluminium. Collection: Dr. Julia Friedman, Brentwood, CA.

Renowned British art historian Martin Kemp, acknowledged as the world authority on Leonardo da Vinci, spoke about the iconic Mona Lisa as a statement of the artist’s ideas about nature and the natural world. November 5, Laguna Art Museum.
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Read the essay about the artwork co-authored with Ralph Nader here.

LG Williams Mona Lisa For The Sports Generation (2004)

Remembering Artist (And My Teacher) Dale Eldred
(1933–93) At Leedy-Volkous Gallery, Kansas City

Remembering Artist Dale Eldred At Leedy-Volkous Gallery, Kansas City.
Remembering Artist Dale Eldred At Leedy-Volkous Gallery, Kansas City

Remembering Artist Dale Eldred (1933–93)
September 2 – October 29

Leedy-Volkous Gallery, Kansas City
Curated by Stephanie Leedy and Roberta Lord

Images: Dale Eldred, Bush Creek Solar Field (Public Art Installation), KC, MO, 1979

Below: Recent article about Dale Eldred by Dr. Julia Friedman in the Huffington Post
.Dale Eldred in The Huffington Post