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LG Williams Critical Reception

 


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2016
• 
The Guardian, ‘The title of artist has to be earned’, Peter Nowogrodzki, June 14. (archived)

• Times Literary Supplement, Everyone’s a critic, David Hawkes, May 27. (archived)
• KNPR Nevada Public Radio, Art Critic Dave Hickey On Facebook’s “Wasted Words” And The Lack Of Good Art (8:32min radio interview), Joe Schoenmann, March 3. (archived)
• Las Vegas Weekly, Dave Hickey Book Talk, Kristen Peterson, March 2.
• Java Magazine, Julia Friedman: Editor of Dave Hickey’s Online Writings, Jenna Duncan, Feb 25. (archived)
• Las Vegas Weekly, Art Critic Dave Hickey Talks About Facebook — And His Two New Books About Facebook, Kristen Peterson, February 10. (archived)
• SettlersandNomads.com, New Books by Dave Hickey and Julia Friedman, February. (archived)
• The Critics Notebook by James Panero, 2 New Books by Dave Hickey and Julia Friedman, New Criterion Weblog, January 25. (archived)
• Paper.li, Art Critic Dave Hickey’s Facebook Rants Now the Subject of Two Books, January 23.
• Observer.com, “Art Critic Dave Hickey’s Facebook Rants Now the Subject of Two Books: Are we seeing a new form of art criticism?”, Ryan Steadman, January 20. (archived)
• Bookforum.com, Paper Trail, Selections of Dave Hickey’s Facebook Posts Have Been Published, January 18. (archived)

2014
•  Donald Preziosi, Art, Religion, Amnesia: The Enchantments of Credulity, Routledge, ISBN-10: 0415778611, pg. 94-90 (pdf)

2013
•  Los Angeles I’m Yours, The SubPrime Mortgage Crisis Bailout Coloring Book by LG Williams, Kyle Fitzpatrick, December 9. (pdf) (archived)
•  National Lithuanian Radio and Television, Interview with Curator Julija Cistiakova about What Is Missing? at Klaipėdos Kultūrų Komunikacijų Centras, 15:00 – 19:00 min, October 19. (archived)
•  Lzinios.Lt: Kūrėjų Pastangos Laike Ir Erdvėje, Mindaugas Klus, October 15. (pdf) (archived)
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Kulturpolis.Lt: New Shows at Klaipėdos Kultūrų Komunikacijų Centro (KCCC): Journey of the Self in The Contemporary Art World, October 13. (pdf) (archived)
•  ArtNews.lt, Meno Naujienos / Renginiai, Parodai apie informacijos sklaidą įkvėpė klausimas, užduotas internetui, October  11. (pdf) (archived)
•  Kulturpolis.Lt: Klaipėdos Kultūrų Komunikacijų Centro (KCCC) Parodą Dienraštyje Reklamuos Menininko Karikatūros, October 9. (pdf) (archived)

•  WhoWoreItBetter.com, LG Williams Ripped Off, Alison Feldish / Derek Frech editors, September 30. (pdf) (archived)
•  Los Angeles I’m Yours, Closed by LG Williams, Kyle Fitzpatrick, September 26. (pdf) (archived)
•  Los Angeles I’m Yours, Night Papers IV, Kyle Fitzpatrick, August 15. (archived)
•  Night Gallery – Night Gallery Papers IV, For Sale By Artist 2013, July (pdf) (Night Gallery pdf)
•  Fruit Of The Forest Magazine #4, Spring 2013, fruitoftheforestmagazine.com (pdf)
•  Parc du Domaine les Crayères, Geometrie Variable, Curated by Baron Osuna, May 17 – June 30, Reims, France (pdf catalogue excerpts)
•  Hyperallergic.com, LG Williams Suggestion To Andrea Bowers, (News: Andrea Bowers Protest Letters Taken Down Overnight at Frieze by Mostafa Heddaya), May 10. (pdf | Article) (screenshot)

•  GrandBag, LG Williams Interview with Alexis Jama Bieri (French), www.grandbag.fr, pg, 27 – 30, May. (Interview in English)
•  Java Magazine, LG Williams: Unconventional Wisdom, Jenna Duncan, January (pdf) (archived)

2012
•  Art Tribune, La galleria di Gagosian a Los Angeles? Meglio il mio sito web! Provocazione pungente quella di LG Williams, che porta a Milano una mostra… che non c’è, Francesco Sala, November 19.  (pdf) (archived)

•  Seeking People, LG Williams/Estate of LG Williams™: Anthology, Sandra Koko, November 16. (pdf)
•  Purple Diary, LG Williams at Gloria Maria Gallery, Marta Galli, November 18. (pdf) (archived)
•  Art Text Pics, Super Window Project > LG Williams / The Estate Of LG Williams > GMG, Elena Bordi, November 17. (pdf) (archived)
•  Glass Magazine, LG Williams/Estate of LG Williams™: Anthology at Gloria Maria Gallery, Peter Yeoh, November 16. (pdf) (archived)
•  Yiaos, LG Williams / The Estate Of LG Williams, Anthology (1987-2012), November 14. (pdf) (archived)
•  Gloria Maria Gallery / Super Window Project, Essay by Dr. Thomas Frangenberg, Anthology (2012), November 14. (pdf)
•  Graza.It, Artissima 2012: Giudizio Positivo (E Un’importante Riflessione), Fabrizio Meris, November 11. (pdf) (archived)
•  Japan Times, Art: Energy multiplies creative potential at Trans Arts Tokyo, James Jack, Nov 15.
•  TYO Magazine, Trans Art Tokyo, October 16. (pdf) (archived)
 Le Dernier des Blogs, L’Affaire LG Williams: LG Williams N’Existe Pas!, Jean-Noël Lafargue, October 12. (pdf) (archived)
•  Mousse Magazine #35, LG Williams / The Estate Of LG Williams at Artissima 2012 & Gloria Maria Gallery, October 12. (pdf)
•  BoulinArtInfo.fr, Au Moment Du Tsunami, Nous Étions Au Bord De La Folie: Entretien Avec Baron Osuna Du Super Window Project De Kyoto, Juliette Soulez, September 06 (pdf | Slideshow Image) (archived)
•  Le Huffington Post, Le Prix Marcel Duchamp 2005 Devrait-il être Réattribué à LG Williams?, September 1. (pdf)
•  Art-O-Rama, Marseille 2012: Catalogue | Website | Archived
•  Exponaut.com, Sept (bonnes) raisons d’aller à la foire marseillaise Art-O-Rama, Alice Poujol, August 30. (pdf) (archived)
•  Metropolis Magazine (Tokyo), Features: A Place In My Art — Finding Space With Tokyo’s Independent Art Entrepreneurs, David Labi, March 16, Issue: 938 (archived)
•  Grazia.it, ARCO: Art (Sharing) In Madrid, Florentine Buzzi, February 20. (pdf) (archive)
•  ARCO Madrid 2012, February 15–19. (pdf)

2011
•  La Stampa, Artissima: Il Mondo Col Giubbino D’emergenza, Rocco Moliterni, November 4. (pdf) (archived)
•  Grazia.it, Artissima 18: 5 Artisti Da Tenere D’occhio, Sara Schifano, November 4. (pdf) (archived)
•  ArtInfo.com (International Edition), Turin’s Artissima Fair Supplies Contemporary Art Addicts With New Discoveries, Coline Milliard, November 5. (archived)
•  Bear Essentials, Phoenix College Newsletter, New Adjunct is Presence on International Art Scene, Dr. Anna Solley, October 03. (archived)
•  Japan Times, Anything But”: LG Williams / Estate Of LG Williams At The Container, Jon Lowther, July 3. (pdf) (archived)
•  Streator Times, LG Williams Participates in 2011 Venice Biennial, June 29. (pdf) (archive)
•  Tokyo Art Beat, “The Aha! Moment”: LG Williams / Estate Of LG Williams At The Container, Chisako Izuhara, June 27. (pdf) (archived)
•  Time Out Tokyo, LG Williams: ‘Anything But’: The Conceptual Artist Goes Beyond Art At The Container, Emily Wakeling, June 22. (pdf) (archived)
•  ArtInAsia.com, Anything But: LG Williams at The Container, June(pdf) (archived)
•  Rhizome.org, Report from BYOB Venezia, Karen Archey, June 7. (pdf) (archived)
•  ArtBahrain.org, Artist LG Williams Tries to Sell US Pavilion to Pay US Debt, June. (pdf) (archived)
•  Art Fag City, Artist LG Williams Tries to Sell US Pavilion to Pay US Debt, Paddy Johnson, May 25. (archived)
•  Le Huffington Post, Internet Pavilion @ The Venice Biennale 2011, May 22. (pdf) (archived)
•  FlashArtOnline.it, Continua il Padiglione Internet alla Biennale, May. (pdf) (archived)
•  Graza.it, Baron Osuna: «Angelina Jolie Was Here», Delphine Hervieu, May 19. (archived)
•  Artforum Magazine, LG Williams/Estate Of LG Williams At Super Window Project, May (pdf) (archive)
•  Vernissage.TV, Art Cologne 2011, April 13. (pdf) (archived)
•  Kunst-Magazin.com, Art Cologne 2011: Angelina Jolie War Da, von André Schmidt, April 16. (pdf) (archived)
•  Tokyo Art Beat, In The News, William Andrews, February 23.

2010
•  Artforum, Letter To Editor: Scene And Herd; Club Soda: Mara McCarthy At Twentynine Palms, Catherine Taft, July 09.
•  Yerba Buena Center For The Arts.com, Featured Video: LG Williams CLOSED At Telephonebooth Gallery, June. (pdf) (archived)
•  Paintwork Blogspot.com, Matt Reynolds Responds To Mat Gleason With LG Williams, August 13. (pdf)
•  HuffingtonPost.com, Response To: Ten Most Overrated Los Angeles Art World Stars By Mat Gleason, August 11. (pdf)
•  PresentMagazine.com, Arts: Inaugural Exhibition Of Closed By LG Williams At Telephonebooth Gallery, June.
•  Los Angeles Times, Letter To The Editor: Carroll Dunham at Blum & Poe, April 30. (pdf)
•  New Yorker, Letter To The Editor Regarding Anthony Lane’s Street Justice: Kick Ass, April 26. (pdf)

2009
•  Sacramento Bee, Heady stuff out of Napa: In Our Time and Place: Selections From the Rene di Rosa Collection, Victoria Dalkey, Sunday, August 30. (pdf)

2008
•  New York Times, Sunday Book Review, Visuals: Other Worlds, Steven Heller, December 5. (pdf)
•  Artillery Magazine, Josh Herman, “Curfew”, Nov/Dec 2008, Vol 3 – Issue 2, page 45. (pdf)

•  Why Everything About Obama’s ‘Hope’ Campaign Is Fraudulent Or Criminal, www.ObamaHopeScam.com
•  ObeyGiant.com, Nice Try, Shepard Fairey, September 30.
•  2008 Hope Poster Facts: Why The Hope Poster Is Neither Hopeful, Original or Unique
•  Maui Weekly, House Art: A Site Specific Outdoor Sculpture By LG Williams, Sasha J. Schorr, June 24. (pdf)

2005
•  Los Angeles Times, A mart for new art: Contemporary pieces will be the stock in trade at artLA, a fair aimed at filling a longstanding void, Suzanne Muchnic, January 23, 2005 (pdf)

2004
•  Hawaii Professor Discovers ‘Mystery Behind Mona Lisa’s Smile’, December 16
•  ArtDaily.com, Hawaii Professor Discovers ‘Mystery Behind Mona Lisa’s Smile’, December 16
•  Wired, Letters To The Editor, She Can’t Smile Without You: The Science Behind Mona’s Smile (Re: Issue 12.10-October 2004), December 16
•  Honolulu Advertiser, Letters To The Editor: Groundwater Article Simply Dumfounding, June 29

2003
•  Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Performance by LG Williams and LG Williams Protective Services in conjunction with the exhibition “To Protect and Serve: the LAPD Archives”, July 25
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San Francisco Bay Guardian, Talkback: Is It Art?, James Kidd, May 7
•  East Bay Express, A Life’s Cacophony, Lindsey Westbrook, April 28
•  San Francisco Bay Guardian, House Salad: Optimism Between The Cracks, Lindsey Westbrook, April 23
•  San Francisco Chronicle, Mass appeal Art comes at visitors from all directions at the S.F. International Art Fair, in conjunction with the Wally Hedrick exhibition at the San Francisco International Art Fair, Kenneth Baker, January 18

2002
•  San Francisco Weekly, Best Emerging Artist, May 15
•  East Bay Express, Best Emerging Artist, May 8
•  Village Voice, Letter To The Editor: Mount Whitney, March 11 (PDF)
•  Rat Bastard Protective Association: LG Williams, January 19
•  Honolulu Advertiser, Best Show Of The Year: LG Williams-Hi Gallery, January 5
•  Honolulu Star Bulletin, Best Show Of The Year: LG Williams-Hi Gallery, January 4

1999
•  Daily Californian, University of California, Berkeley, Letter To The Editor: Save, Recyclable Art Outlets, David McGuire, September 22, Berkeley, CA (pdf)
•  San Francisco Chronicle, Party Down Scandal in The Economy Is Just A Dirty Trickle, Rob Morse, September 14
•  Daily Californian, University of California, Berkeley, Artistic Endeavor Trashed: Well-Meaning Janitor Accidentally Recycles Art, Linda Shin, September 14, Berkeley, CA (pdf)
•  Artweek, In The News: Sculpture Tragedy, Rob D’Amico, November, San Jose, CA (pdf)
•  Art Issues, San Francisco Reviews: LG Williams, Mark Van Proyen, Sept-Oct, Vol. 59 (pdf)
•  East Bay Express, Visual Arts: Over There-The Short List, July 23, Berkeley, CA
•  San Francisco Chronicle, Painter With Open Heart: LG Williams at Wirtz, Kenneth Baker, July 17 (pdf)
•  San Francisco Bay Guardian, LG Williams at Stephen Wirtz, Glen Helfand, July 14-20, San Francisco, CA

1998
•  Fall Features, LG Williams: Instructor, Tam Nguyen, Laney College Writings, pg 4-12

1995
•  Berkeley Public Library, Reflections on Hiroshima/Nagasaki, August 1-15, Berkeley, CA

1994
•  The Wall Street Journal, The Gallery: Fruit of a Life Collecting, Bay Area Masterworks From the di Rosa Collection, Tessa DeCarlo, May 4
•  Peralta Community College Television, PCTV Cable Channel 60, Initial Broadcast: Inside Peralta: An Interview with LG Williams, May 5, Oakland, CA
•  USU Statesman, Utah State University, 4th Biennial Drawing Exhibition, Logan, Utah.
•  Herald Journal, Fourth Biennial Drawing Exhibition, Patrick Williams, January, Logan, UT
•  The Desert News, Fourth Biennial Drawing Exhibition, January 23, Logan, Utah.

1993
•  Artweek, Off the Mark, September 9
•  The Flame, John F. Kennedy University, CA, The New Art-Liberation of Individuality: An Interview with LG Williams, Jodi Senkyrik, June

1992
•  San Francisco Chronicle, “People In The News”, Pat Walsh, October 29, p. A24
•  Modesto Bee, Nine Fresh Directions, Leo Stutzin, September 2
•  Focus, Modesto Junior College, Art on Display, Christine Merritt, Sept. 24
•  California State Exposition, California Works, Aug. 20-Sept. 3
•  Berkeley Voice, Berkeley Art Center, Rob D’Amico, September 29
•  Sacramento Bee, Kingsley Show, Victoria Dalkey, April 26

1991
• Palo Alto Cultural Center, Transport!, Signe Mayfield, Feb. 10-Apr, 20
•  Peninsula Times Tribune, Taking Art for a Ride, Jane Ayres, March 21
•  Palo Alto Weekly, The Way We Move, Manjusha Pawagi, February 27
•  San Jose Mercury News, Strong Displays, Dorothy Burkhart, February 23

1990
•  Palo Alto Times, Transport!, Jane Ayres, February 19

1989
•  San Jose Mercury News, A Moving Art Show, Ken Heiman, February 13

1988
•  Davis Enterprise, LG Williams-Davis Art Center, Del McColm, August 4

1987
•  University of California, Davis, Master of Fine Arts Exhibitions, Davis, CA
•  San Francisco Chronicle, Group Show at Bluxome Gallery, Kenneth Baker, July 21
•  Sacramento Bee, Students and Masters: U.C. Davis MFA’s, Victoria Dalkey, July 2
•  Davis Enterprise, Local Shows Worth Seeing: U.C. Davis Graduate Students, D. McColm, June 25

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PUBLISHED ART CRITICISM BY LG WILLIAMS

2011
•  Tokyo Weekender Magazine, The Mr. Brainwash Interview, April 11. (archived)
•  Tokyo Weekender Magazine, Uncovering A Tokyo Discovery, March 1. (archived)
•  Tokyo Weekender Magazine, Surrealism Comes To Tokyo, March 10. (archived)
•  Tokyo Weekender Magazine, A Single Stroke Is Not Enough, February 9. (archived)
•  Tokyo Weekender Magazine, No Fun At ‘Sex Booze Weed Speed’, January 26. (archived)

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2014
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2013
•  October 7: What Is Missing? Opens October 11
•  October 2: While The Government Is Closed in Washington, Watch The Gallery Is Closed From Milan

•  September 30: Read Kyle Fitzpatrick’s September 26 article about Closed by LG Williams (archived)
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