Image Credit: LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams™, How Do You Like Me Now? Or Lowering The Blue Face Uplifts ‘The Bed Head’!!!…Bed Head!!! But, Perhaps It’s Butter To Say, Touché: FREEDOM!!! Freeeedommm!!! Let’s Get The Peloton In The Gutter. Flight And Live. Lying In Your Bed. Suffer And Die. AKA Slow Death From Apple Pies Day After Day After Day. Capital ‘L’. Fit Alright…Fit To Be In Folsom To Work Out Every Day!!! To The Nunnery Meatgrinder!!! But Tonight: Get Out The Prada Dress!!! Wahooooooo!!! 2021, 72 x 50”, Chromogenic Print, Edition of 3. Copyright © 1969-2021 LG Williams / The Estate of LG Williams™. All Rights Reserved.
Image: LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams™, Almost Fellini (Seven And A Half ), Or, Perhaps It Is Better To Say What’s Wrong With David? Or Haven’t We Done That Enough (For EH Gombrich), 2005, 4 x 7.5”, Tape Measure, Limited Edition of 35.
The Estate of LG Williams™ is pleased to announce a limited edition artwork from 2005 will be presented during The Felix Art Fair at The Hollywood Roosevelt by Los Angeles-based artist LG Williams.
Under-recognized by many as one of the leading California artists of his generation, Williams’s practice (sic) brings together an unlikely range of disciplines to produce works that are as visually engaging as they are conceptually provocative (A+…you just gotta love this intern’s writing!).
Like his Greek and Roman predecessors (a truly gifted and learned staff intern / writer…right?), Williams employs grifting and pilfering as the primary engine for creating creative combinations of forms, materials, and ideas (like whatever! LoL! ). Similarly, sculpture constitutes a major area of his experimentation, and the Almost Fellini (7 1/2) featured above…blah blah blah blah — insert here a few of your own words, sentences and phrases.
Almost Fellini demonstrates that Williams’s intentions are an open quantity for pillaging and profit-taking through which art materials enact their own improvised dance to the bank. The aesthetic results strike a balance between the lightness of spirit, conceptual precision, and radical fraudsterism that define Williams’s clandestine and forgettable approach to art making, and that make his work so impactful and collectable by most art collectors, seasoned art aficionados, and IPO beneficiaries alike.
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The Street & The Shop Pop-Up at Neuhouse
Curated by Michael Slenske
Sunday, June 27, 2021, from 11-5 PM
304 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA
For More Information: Michael Slenske @eksnels
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The Book Of … is a series of photography books by American artist LG Williams. The Book Of [Your Name Here] series, originating in January 2015, is an artistic re-examination of the “miracle” of the daguerreotype photograph, in which the artist reaches back to the birth of photography.
On August 19, 1839 the French Academy of Sciences announced the invention of the daguerreotype by the scene painter and physicist Louis-Jaques-Mande Daguerre (1787-1851). Word of the discovery spread swiftly, and the daguerreotype photography enjoyed great popularity until the 1850s, especially in America where the process was free from patent restrictions.
While there was great demand for portraits captured by the “miracle” of photography, early daguerreotype technology had its shortcomings. The necessarily long exposure times that were required to capture an image, fifteen minutes on average under bright lights, led to necessarily inevitable lacunae in representing the subject. The resulting single image daguerreotypes are de facto composites of the lapsed long exposure time, but not, as was purported, scientifically captured replicas of both time and image.
This publication and series presents an opportunity for Williams to provide an artistic, political, and social perspective on the missing truths, images, and loss of time that occurred during the age of Daguerre. In other words, each book from this single-portrait-series consists of hundreds of continuous images during a fifteen-minute stretch of time, or just about as many images as the artist could take as fast as possible using his out-dated FujiFilm FinePix Z70 3-MP Digital Camera. From this historical perspective, Williams’ series points to the limitations of daguerreotype photography with the seemingly limitless possibilities of contemporary analogue-image capture and production.
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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.
Read the essay about the artwork co-authored with Ralph Nader here.
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.