San Francisco — Dec. 8, 2021 — Academy of Art University, one of the largest private, accredited art and design schools in the nation, has announced that award-winning artist LG Williams has joined the University as an endowed instructor in fine arts.
“I am grateful to have been selected for this coveted position and believe my experiences and expanse of knowledge within the arts can go a long way for both the University and its students,” said LG Williams. “We have been able to do a lot of great work thus far, and I hope to continue to contribute to the mission and goals that the Academy sets out to achieve for its students.”
Williams joins the Academy of Art University as a multidisciplinary artist holding an MFA in Art from the University of California, Davis, where he studied under Wally Hedrick, Wayne Thiebaud, Robert Arneson, Manuel Neri, David Hollowell, and Mike Henderson. He recently served as The Robert Hughes Distinguished Visual Artist-In-Residence at The Lodge in Hollywood. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Japan Times, Los Angeles Times, La Stampa, Bookforum, Purple Diary, Huffington Post, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Juxtapoz Magazine, LA Weekly, and OC Weekly, among others. In 2014 Donald Preziosi (Emeritus Professor of Art History, UCLA) included Williams in “Art, Religion, Amnesia: The Enchantments of Credulity…”
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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.
Image: LG Williams and The Estate of LG Williams™, Almost Fellini (Seven And A Half ), Or, Perhaps It Is Better To Say What’s Wrong With David? Or Haven’t We Done That Enough (For EH Gombrich), 2005, 4 x 7.5”, Tape Measure, Limited Edition of 35.
The Estate of LG Williams™ is pleased to announce a limited edition artwork from 2005 will be presented during The Felix Art Fair at The Hollywood Roosevelt by Los Angeles-based artist LG Williams.
Under-recognized by many as one of the leading California artists of his generation, Williams’s practice (sic) brings together an unlikely range of disciplines to produce works that are as visually engaging as they are conceptually provocative (A+…you just gotta love this intern’s writing!).
Like his Greek and Roman predecessors (a truly gifted and learned staff intern / writer…right?), Williams employs grifting and pilfering as the primary engine for creating creative combinations of forms, materials, and ideas (like whatever! LoL! ). Similarly, sculpture constitutes a major area of his experimentation, and the Almost Fellini (7 1/2) featured above…blah blah blah blah — insert here a few of your own words, sentences and phrases.
Almost Fellini demonstrates that Williams’s intentions are an open quantity for pillaging and profit-taking through which art materials enact their own improvised dance to the bank. The aesthetic results strike a balance between the lightness of spirit, conceptual precision, and radical fraudsterism that define Williams’s clandestine and forgettable approach to art making, and that make his work so impactful and collectable by most art collectors, seasoned art aficionados, and IPO beneficiaries alike.
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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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The Abridged Raymond Pettibon Twitter Compilation by Raymond Pettibon
The Essential Raymond Pettibon Twitter Compilation by Raymond Pettibon
|my fists r free:
186 Twitter Poems
by Raymond Pettibon
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Raymond Pettibon’s writings embraced the expanse of social-media digital technology while allowing a more intimate glimpse at the artist. Between February 2011 and February 2021, Pettibon posted something in the region of eighteen thousand digital comments on Twitter.
SCKONTHIS!!, Tuff Luyv, and my fists r free are 3 books based on the entire transcripts that appear here for the first time.
This eclectic collection demonstrates the range of Pettibon’s thinking as he embarks on an artistic enlightenment project. Pettibon’s digital writings reveal the artist in a creative-informal rather than critical-formal mode. They flesh out ideas elucidated in his artworks, none of which are represented here.
The twits cover topics as varied as golf, oral, life, and art history—subjects chosen at random for broad appeal andexamined with passion and insight.
Raymond Pettibon’s (b. 1957) influential oeuvre engages a wide spectrum of American iconography variously pulled from literature, art history, philosophy, religion, politics, sports, and alternative youth culture, among other sources. Intermixing image and text, his drawings engage the visual rhetorics of pop and commercial culture while incorporating language from mass media as well as classic texts by writers such as William Blake, Marcel Proust, John Ruskin, and Walt Whitman.
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Meet LG Williams: Artist
April 29, 2021 — SHOUTOUT LA / VOYAGELA — Sarah Abrams
We had the good fortune of connecting with LG Williams and we’ve shared our conversation below:
LG, what is the most important factor behind your success / the success of your brand?
“At the Enchanted Hunters Senior Retirement Village (overlooking Forest Lawn atop the Hollywood Hills), I’ve now scrapped Post-Performative Art—to become ‘The Distinguished AARP Resident of Neo-Post-Performative Art.’ I’m thrilled. By the way, this artistic accolade is one of the most unusual and elevated leisure distinctions found in today’s expansive Senior Living communities. I finally feel I can make my dreams and passions come alive. I’ll tap into my unlimited creative potential after Bingo night in this vital role—just like in the Hollywood movies…”
Read The Full Interview Here: https://shoutoutla.com/meet-lg-williams-artist/
* Artwork / Photo Information and Credits: https://shoutoutla.com/meet-lg-williams-artist/
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