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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First Tree (2013) /
The End Of The Party: Geometrie Variable, Parc du Domaine les Crayères, Reims, France, May 17 – June 30, Curated by Baron Osuna.
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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 🐕 ❤️

LG Williams Pop-Up at The Hollywood Roosevelt Coincides with Frieze LA / Felix LA held in Los Angeles February 14-17, 2019.

LG Williams Pop-Up at The Hollywood Roosevelt Coincides with Frieze LA / Felix LA held in Los Angeles February 14-17, 2019.

LG Williams Pop-Up at The Hollywood Roosevelt Coincides with Frieze LA / Felix LA held in Los Angeles February 14-17, 2019. LG Williams Pop-Up at The Hollywood Roosevelt Coincides with Frieze LA / Felix LA held in Los Angeles February 14-17, 2019.

LG Williams Pop-Up at The Hollywood Roosevelt Coincides with Frieze LA / Felix LA held in Los Angeles February 14-17, 2019. LG Williams Purple Diary November 18, 2012

LG Williams is pleased to announce an upcoming selection of artworks, many which have never been shown in Los Angeles before.

The event will highlight two works that were made while the artist was living in Los Angeles, embracing a wide spectrum of American high and low culture.

This pop-up will coincide with Frieze LA / Felix LA held in Los Angeles February 14-17, 2019.

American artist LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams™ (b. 1969, Shell Knob, MO) is presenting two iconic works “I Can See The Whole Room…” (2011) and “Hollywood — Wall Street” (2013) that demand greater international attention and renown. A pioneering Neo-Semiotician, LG Williams employs raw, post-painterly gestures to create post-analytic imagery that carry intense emotional dislocation.
Featured Artworks: LG Williams, I Can See The Whole Room! And There’s No Art In It!, 2011, 48 x 48″, Vinyl And Engineer Grade Reflective Sheeting On Heavy-Duty Aluminum; and LG Williams, Hollywood — Wall Street, 2013, 10 x 80″, Vinyl and Engineer Grade Reflective Sheeting on Heavy-Duty Aluminum.

The Estate of LG Williams™ would like to extend warm gratitude to The Derazhne-Fridman Charitable Trust for their generous support.

LG Williams Participates During Desert X 2019
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LG Williams Desert X 2019

LG Williams Desert X 2019

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

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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.

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 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.

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Wayne Thiebaud Lectures on Art and Drawing

Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest Buy New $14.95 Qty: Free Shipping for Prime Members FREE Delivery by Friday Details In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available. Add to Cart Buy Now Turn on 1-Click ordering for this browser Deliver to Sandra - Corrales 87048‌ Add to List Add to your Dash Buttons Other Sellers on Amazon Add to Cart $14.95 + $3.99 shipping Sold by: FRIENDS OF THE GUILFORD FREE LIBRARY Add to Cart $14.50 + $5.90 shipping Sold by: super_star_seller Add to Cart $23.07 + Free Shipping Sold by: Prepbooks Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon Ad feedback See all 2 images Wayne Thiebaud Lectures on Art and Drawing -- Compiled by LG Williams

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Wayne Thiebaud Lectures on Art and Drawing

Compiled by LG Williams
Introductory Essay by Gene Cooper 
272 pages, PCP Press

1 edition (February 23, 2018)
ISBN-10: 1985865432
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For four decades, the legendary painter Wayne Thiebaud taught, passionately, at the University of California Davis, until retiring aged 70. As a teacher, Thiebaud had introduced thousands of undergraduates to the delights of great art and art making. Thiebaud still refers to exercises he would assign his students when explaining the dynamics of his own works. Here, collected for the first time, are student records of Thiebaud’s famous lectures, which include Beginning Drawing, Descriptive Drawing, Life Drawing, Beginning Painting, Printmaking, and Theory and Criticism. These lecture notes are, apart from everything else, delightful and vibrant. They are concrete, efficient, not the wanderings of an imported academic star who takes class off early to get to the tennis courts.
.Wayne Thiebauld Lectures on Art and Drawing

 

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