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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

FIAC 2016 Grand Palais PARIS:
LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams (2013) — Massimo De Carlo And Elmgreen & Dragset (2016)

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LG Williams exhibits new artwork at 2016 Frieze London & FIAC London Art Fair: “For Sale By Artist / For Sale By Owner ∞” — Presented by Fuga Los Angeles.

LG Williams exhibits new artwork for Frieze London 2016 Art Fair: “For Sale By Artist / For Sale By Owner ∞”. Presented by Fuga Los Angeles.
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LG Williams “For Sale By Artist / For Sale By Owner ∞” (2016)
.LG Williams exhibits new artwork at 2016 Frieze London & FIAC Art Fair: “For Sale By Artist / For Sale By Owner ∞” — Presented by Fuga Los Angeles.

LG Williams, “For Sale By Artist / For Sale By Owner ∞” (2 versions), 2016
72 × 96″ ea., Reflective Ink on Engineer Grade Reflective Sheeting on Heavy-Duty Aluminium.
© 2016 LG Williams and The Estate Of LG Williams.

LG Williams at Laguna Art Museum — Through Jan 2017

Honored to be exhibiting 2 new pictures on my home turf, at the Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach, CA. This exhibition includes Wayne Thiebaud, Manuel Neri, Wallace Berman, George Herms, John Altoon, Peter Alexander, Mary Weatherford and more. Exhibition ends January 2017. Also, the 200-page catalogue for the series entitled, The Age Of The Image, with text by ASU Professor David Hawkes, is available on Amazon.com http://amzn.to/2ebijBR. Williams will give a free public lecture at the museum on December 15. Photo with EMS logo is by Eric Minh Swenson.

LG Williams at Laguna Art Museum -- Thru Jan 2017
.LG Williams at Laguna Art Museum -- Thru Jan 2017
.LG Williams at Laguna Art Museum -- Thru Jan 2017
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LG Williams at Laguna Art Museum -- Thru Jan 2017.LG Williams Books on Amazon

LG Williams Laguna Art Museum

Los Angeles Artist LG Williams Thanks DNC Wikileaks Contributors With Artwork

Press Release — For Immediate Release
July 26, 2016

   
     

Thank You 2015-16 DNC Contributors! by LG Williams
LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams™, Thank You 2015-16 DNC Contributors!, 2016, Reflective Ink on Diamond Grade Reflective Sheeting on Heavy-Duty Aluminium with Aluminium Backing

    “After reading through a couple of the Wikileaks DNC documents, I decided to make this heart-felt artistic gesture of appreciation. I want every Democratic donor to know that I am grateful for all their contributions,” Williams said.“LG had an artistic epiphany, there is no other way to explain it. This beautiful image came to his mind. He had to make this artwork for this generous group of people, the DNC donors, who just got rudely outed,” said the Newport Beach gallerist Jamie Brooks.

“This is me in the picture, giving my gratitude to all of the DNC donors in the country!” the artist said.

The eponymous artwork will most certainly become a major art crowd-pleaser amongst the DNC contributors and art collectors, and a permanent fixture of the national art exhibition circuit in the foreseeable future.

It is worth noting that during his prolonged emerging career, Williams has extended many thanks to his audience, colleagues, patrons, benefactors and sheer luck. Among his earlier expressions of gratitude are: Thank You For Coming! (1997), Thank God I’m Not In New York! (2002), Thank God!… (2002, 2010, 2013 and 2014), Calling All Aliens (2009), To My Benefactors and Supporters (2011), and, most recently, Thank You In Advance (2014).

MacArthur Award winning art critic and left-wing radical, Dave Hickey, the so-called “pirate of contemporary art criticism,” applauded the new artwork as “really freakin brilliant!” He continued, “Williams’ artwork strangely and simultaneously evokes all the beauty, sublimity and generosity expressed in the DNC political platform. This is indeed epic visual art free of any political ideology or jargon.”

“Ya know what I’m saying?”—Hickey concluded. “Hand it to Williams, this gesture will become the iconic image of 2016 election year, the must-have object that will unite in solidarity every democratic art collection across the country”.

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NEWPORT BEACH CAThe Los Angeles artist LG Williams has just created a new artwork celebrating the trove of 19,252 internal DNC-related emails released last week by WikiLeaks. The emails reveal how the drive for big money donors consumes the DNC.

The artwork, entitled Thank You 2015-16 DNC Contributors!, portrays the artist, who was included in the 2011 Venice Biennial Internet Pavilion, “signing,” or manually communicating the physical gesture of “thanks” or “thank you” in American Sign Language to the DNC contributors. More specifically, the artist is depicted with his left hand near his lips, gesturing it forward towards the different tiers of donors who recently were unexpectedly exposed for simply giving money to the Democratic National Committee.

Or, to put it more simply, imagine Williams blowing a kiss to all the monied DNC donors across the nation, and you have an accurate grasp of the artwork — which is currently for sale in a limited edition by Jamie Brooks Fine Art in Costa Mesa, CA.

 

   
Thank You 2015-16 DNC Contributors! by LG Williams
 

TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT (TLS — MAY 27) REVIEWS TWO LG WILLIAMS’ (PCP PRESS) BOOKS: WASTED WORDS & DUST BUNNIES BY ART CRITIC DAVE HICKEY & ART HISTORIAN JULIA FRIEDMAN

Dave Hickey Julia Friedman PCP Press

Read the TLS review here (pdf)

Many other reviews can be found at PCP Press:  www.pcppress.com

Below: Watch Dave Hickey and Julia Friedman discuss the 2 books at UCLA The Hammer Museum.

Below: at SITE Sante Fe

More information can be found at PCP Press:  www.pcppress.com