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Voyage LA Magazine / LG Williams: Hollywood Hidden Gem

Check out LG Williams’s Artwork, VoyageLA Staff Writer, VoyageLA.com, June 5, 2019.

LG, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist:

I’m originally from the Ozarks. Back then, I loved crafting a bit more than bass fishing. So, after art school, I hitchhiked to Los Angeles. That decision was a no-brainer — which was good since I had little extra to spare. What I didn’t know back then was this: Every Hollywood hipster can spot poor, destitute country folk — like me — a mile away. That’s probably one reason why, after all these years, I’ve never been invited to exhibit art in Tinseltown. Another reason might be that my “story” has been anything but unique. On the contrary, it registers as irrelevant by any Southern California  metric…
Read The Full Story: voyagela.com/interview/check-lg-williams-estate-lg-williams-s-artwork/


The Estate of LG Williams™ would like to extend warm gratitude to The Lodge and The Derazhne-Fridman Charitable Trust for their generous support. Esp B, P, S and Vinnie.

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.

Wayne Thiebaud Lectures on Art and Drawing

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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
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


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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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

LG Williams At Telephonebooth, Kansas City, Mo


telephone booth gallery for immediate release

Exhibition: LG Williams Exhibition
Title: One Square Foot Exhibition
Date: November 10, 2007 – Feburary 28, 2008

Contact Information: info@telephonebooth.com
Website: www.telephoneboothgallery.com — www.lgwilliams.com

Opening reception for the artist: Thursday, November 10th, from 6 to 8 pm

Silly morons, Next time I will not Take off my Armour — LG Williams (2007) telephonebooth gallery in Kansas City is proud to present a installation of recent art by LG Williams, entitled, “One Square Foot”. Williams conceived this project as one vastly micro and exuberant installation with the décor and balanced order of the typical eighteenth century hôtel particulier in mind.

This most recent group of artworks will be shown in a small, square format, comprising twelve by twelve inches. Williams’s previous Smiley Face series (2007), made at his friend Charlie Colin mountain retreat in Park City, UT, seethed with the visceral energies of happy people.

In “Smiley Face #7…(for Merry)” happy people appear all over the canvas. Happy people are like favored flowers of Japanese aesthetic contemplation, appearing frequently in illustrations, graffiti and cartoons across the nation, and from every period. So happy, they offer a rush of color and texture. Sometimes here, their fragile headiness is captured and memorialized in both image and inscription. Williams points to the human implications that these full-blown, elegiac paintings hold for an artist in the early middle stages of his life and career.

Williams has always blurred the line between painting and drawing, with his strong emphasis on sensation and sensibility, combining elements of gestural abstraction, drawing, and writing in a highly idiosyncratic and potent expression. At once epic and intimate, his work is infused with words, names, and references to poetry, mythology, and history. The alternation between the visible and the hidden, between clear and obscured forms, the struggle between memory and oblivion are unifying themes in his work.

A fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by art historian Dr. Julia Friedman will be available. 50 limited edition books signed by the artist are now available at $250.

The exhibition has been funded by Elizabeth and Akim Aron, Kansas City, MO. The exhibition is dedicated to Merry Kaden.

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