— ★ — “I finished reading this rubbish. Predictably, it ends with LG attempting to sell his [art]work!” — “This [missive] is basically a cold-call sales pitch masquerading as a critical response.” — “I hope [this] gets the attention it deserves: none.” — “LG’s purported “successes”…are either inflated or outright concocted!” — “I could expand, but, honestly, it would be a waste of everyone’s time!” — “[LG] is a sick individual with delusions of grandiosity.” — “[LG] is raging mad…”
— ★ ★ — “[LG] is haughty, arrogant and offensive, but ultimately pathetic. Oh, he’s a grifter, too.” — “I actually feel sorry for [LG], but even more so for the people who live in fear [of LG] and might be manipulated by [his] disinformation.” — “[LG has] been spamming me since ’69!” — “Entertaining and funny…” — “True (unfortunately)”.
. 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. .
Honored to be exhibiting 2 new pictures on my home turf, at the Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach, CA. This exhibition includes Wayne Thiebaud, Manuel Neri, Wallace Berman, George Herms, John Altoon, Peter Alexander, Mary Weatherford and more. Exhibition ends January 2017. Also, the 200-page catalogue for the series entitled, The Age Of The Image, with text by ASU Professor David Hawkes, is available on Amazon.com http://amzn.to/2ebijBR. Williams will give a free public lecture at the museum on December 15. Photo with EMS logo is by Eric Minh Swenson.