Peter Williams: Incarceration
through March 21, 2020
Wednesday March 18, 2020
5: 30 – 8:00 PM
Cressman Center for Visual Arts
100 E Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
The Hite Art Institute is pleased to invite you to an artist talk with Peter Williams as well as a conversation with The Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice.
Doors open at 5:00 with remarks from the Anne Braden Institute beginning at 5:30. Peter Williams will speak shortly thereafter.
This event is free and open to the public.
Peter Williams: Incarceration features new work by the celebrated painter Peter Williams. The show explores the ways that historical conditions of black incarceration—the middle passage, slavery and escape—can be read through current modes of black incarceration—prison, cultural appropriation, and the legacy effects of redlining. But beyond the politics of Williams’ art lies an inventive painterly mind. Incarceration offers novel insight into the modernist grid and various compositional interventions like the flatting of the picture plane and expressionistic use of line and color.
More information: Here
Top Peter Williams, Voyage, Then and Now, 2019, Oil based enamel, oil and graphite on canvas, 72” x 96”.
Left: Peter Williams, Detroit, 2019, Oil-based enamel, oil, and graphite on canvas, 48″ x 48″
Right: Peter Williams, Jailbirds Rock, 2019, Oil on canvas, 48″ x 48″
All Images courtesy the artist and Luis De Jesus Los Angeles