Friday, September 7, 2007

1: Rack, by Adam Williams

14 September to 5 October, 2007, in the Alice Yard Space


Detail of Rack, an installation of drawings on paper suspended from clothes hangers on a makeshift clotheshorse

Conceived from an accident, the "rack" is both the presentation of my artwork and the artwork itself. First and foremost, this piece is about the unexpected excitement that came out of it being assembled. It also brings many of the qualities that work has in a studio space, which are lost when on display. This means I can share with my audience the experience I have with the art.

In straddling the line between work in progress and final display, I want to see how people will respond to the work; whether they view it at a comfortable distance, or actively move the hangers around and view each piece.

-- Adam Williams

Bio: Adam Williams was born in Trinidad in 1982 and grew up here and in Barbados. He attended the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) in Toronto from 2000 to 2004, studying both figurative painting and drawing and ceramic art, but did not graduate. He is currently enrolled at the Creative Arts Centre at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, completing his BA in visual art.

He also studied piano with Nancy Jackman and music theory with Graham Newling. He attended the Hartwick College Summer Music Festival and Institute (HCSMF&I) during the summers of 1998 to 2000. At HCSMF&I he participated as a student and as a councillor.

He currently works out of his home, where he has a ceramic and painting studio. He also teaches ceramics and piano.

1 comment:

Elspeth said...

Great to see a new exhibition space opening up. Will check it out - both as guest and artist.