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.
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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It’s Better To Be Mediocre
Online Exhibition + Viewing Room
February 15 – April 1, 2021
Curated by LG Williams
Catalogue Essay by Dave Hickey
Featuring Music by Terry Allen
For More Information @lgwilliams
Limited Edition Exhibition Artwork Available
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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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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
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.
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)
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)
Exhibiting in Japan once again — with @soshimatsunobe et al — during ONLY CONNECT OSAKA at Creative Center Osaka Japan (CCO) from 23 February through 17 March 2019.
Installation Pictured Above: LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams™, Good Morning, Jeffrey: I Was Very Much Fascinated by Your Current Predicament — Right? — Right — OMG!!!! Living A Lie (Havel/Hovel Foxhole). Or, Perhaps It Is Better To Say, The Full Interview Will Air on Wednesday. Strike That And Imagine This: Indian, Butterfly, Three-Tiered Perspective LoL (Lots of Inane Things…), 2012/2016, Dimensions Variable, (One Shot) 30″ Confetti Canon (Exploded) On Building. Private Collection: Yusaku Maezawa, Tokyo, Japan. Photo Copyright © 1969-2019 LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams™. All Rights Reserved.
Dates: 23 February Through 17 March 2019
The Estate of LG Williams would like to thank Baron Osuna, Soshi Matsunobe and The Derazhne-Fridman Charitable Trust for their generous support — ie BPS&Vinnie 🐕 ❤️