Category Archives: Exhibitions

LG Williams Appears In ‘The Street & The Shop Pop-Up’ at Neuhouse DTLA Curated by Michael Slenske, June 27, 2021, 11-5pm

LG Williams Appears In The Street & The Shop Pop-Up at Neuhouse Curated by Michael SlenskeLG Williams Appears In The Street & The Shop Pop-Up at Neuhouse Curated by Michael Slenske

The Street & The Shop Pop-Up at Neuhouse
Curated by Michael Slenske

Sunday, June 27, 2021, from 11-5 PM
NeueHouse DTLA
304 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

https://rsvp.neuehouse.com/thestreetandtheshop-sunday

For More Information: Michael Slenske @eksnels

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It’s Better To Be Mediocre:
Online Exhibition + Viewing Room

It’s Better To Be Mediocre Online Exhibition + Viewing Room February 15 – April 1, 2021 Curated by LG Williams Featured Artists: Doug Aitken Andrea Bowers Mark Bradford Andrea Fraser Mark Grotjahn Alex Israel Catherine Opie Laura Owens Lari Pittman Sterling Ruby Mary Weatherford Jonas Wood Catalogue Essay by Dave Hickey Featuring Music by Terry Allen For More Information @lgwilliams Limited Edition Exhibition Artwork Available

It’s Better To Be Mediocre
Online Exhibition + Viewing Room
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February 15 – April 1, 2021

Curated by LG Williams
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Featured Artists:
Doug Aitken

Andrea Bowers
Mark Bradford
Andrea Fraser
Mark Grotjahn
Alex Israel
Catherine Opie
Laura Owens
Lari Pittman
Sterling Ruby
Mary Weatherford
Jonas Wood

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 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

Exhibiting in ONLY CONNECT OSAKA at Creative Center Osaka Japan (CCO) 23 February – 17 March

LG Williams exhibits at Only Connect Osaka -- Creative Center Osaka Japan (CCO)

LG Williams exhibits at Only Connect Osaka -- Creative Center Osaka Japan (CCO)

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.

www.onlyconnect-osaka.com
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 🐕 ❤️

Dave Hickey’s Wasted Words Scheduled to Appear in Netflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw

Dave Hickey's Wasted Words Scheduled to Appear in Netflix's Velvet Buzzsaw

Dave Hickey's Wasted Words Scheduled to Appear in Netflix's Velvet Buzzsaw Dave Hickey's Wasted Words Scheduled to Appear in Netflix's Velvet Buzzsaw
Dave Hickey's Wasted Words Scheduled to Appear in Netflix's Velvet Buzzsaw

Two of LG Williams recent publications, Wasted Words and Dust Bunnies by Dave Hickey & edited by Julia Friedman, are scheduled to appear in Netflick’s Velvet Buzzsaw, the art horror film which stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and John Malkovich. Gyllenhaal plays esteemed Los Angeles art critic Morf Vandewalt. Look for Wasted Words on the art critic’s desk?

Between June 2014 and April 2015, legendary art critic Dave Hickey posted almost 3,000 digital comments on social media, prompting nearly 700,000 words in response from art lovers, acolytes, and skeptics. Wasted Words is an unedited comprehensive transcript of these exchanges.

Wasted Words: The Essential Dave Hickey Online Compilation, PCP Press, Paperback, 586 pages, 2016, ISBN-10: 9781517287108. Purchase Online at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Wasted-Words-Essential-Hickey-Compilation/dp/1517287103

Read The Times Literary Supplement (TLS) review by David Hawkes (May 27, 2016): http://pcppress.com/?page_id=364

Connect, Questions or Inquiries:
PCP Press www.pcppress.com a| info@pcppress.com

Watch The Hammer Museum video (75 mins) with Hickey and Friedman: https://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2016/05/dave-hickey-julia-friedman/

The Estate of LG Williams would like to thank The Derazhne-Fridman Charitable Trust for their generous support. B,P,S & Vinnie 🐕 ❤️

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.