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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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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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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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The End Of The Party: Geometrie Variable, Parc du Domaine les Crayères, Reims, France, May 17 – June 30, 2013. Curated by Baron Osuna.
Watch the video: click here

LG Williams The Party Is Over Reims France Baron Osuna Tree

LG Williams Participates During Desert X 2019
(Feb 9–Apr 21)⠀⠀⠀⠀

LG Williams Desert X 2019

LG Williams Desert X 2019

LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams™ is participating during this year’s Desert X (Feb 9–Apr 21, 2019)

American artist LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams™ (b. 1969, Shell Knob, MO) is presenting a site-specific project “For Sale: One Billion Three Hundred and Fifty Million Dollars — or 3 X Salvator Mundi” (2012/19), inspired by the perpetually changing real estate landscape in a state of constant flux, purchases, sales, foreclosures, bailouts, and reinvention.

For Sale: One Billion Three Hundred and Fifty Million Dollars — or 3 X Salvator Mundi” meditates on the rapid changing face of money framed within a relic of our real estate landscape. This new era is increasingly uber-pricey and art-less, where human connection is evaporating and quickly being replaced by completely digital and random amounts of pseudo human connections, ie money…But, please, let’s not forget: the vestiges of the Cold War in our contemporary context, employing slogans from anywhere, where normally there would be advertisements, and cartographies of military expansion in the California desert — and the like.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Pictured Above: LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams™, “For Sale: One Billion Three Hundred and Fifty Million Dollars — or 3 X Salvator Mundi (For Andrea Zittel)“, 2012/19, Wooden stick, Nails, Cardboard, Xerox, Plastic Tape, 48 x 18”.

There will be 3 Desert X Hubs locations:

  • Indio, 82713 Miles Avenue, Indio, CA 92201
  • Palm Desert, 73660 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • Palm Springs, Ace Hotel & Swim Club, 701 E Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264

The Estate of LG Williams™ would like to extend warm gratitude to Andrea Zittel, A-Z West, and The Derazhne-Fridman Charitable Trust for their generous support.

LG Williams Appears with The LODGE in Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles #14 — CARLA

LG Williams Appears with The LODGE in Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles #14 — CARLA

Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (CARLA) is a quarterly magazine, online art journal, and podcast, committed to being an active source for critical dialogue surrounding L.A.’s art community.

Special thanks to Alice, Miles, Mathilda 🐕, and The LODGE

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The Book Of…[Your Name Here]

LG Williams The Book Of

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.

The books are published by PCP Press and available on Amazon.com.

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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