An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until December 15, 2017
Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery at Essex Art Center Exhibition and Opening Reception.
The Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery at Essex Art Center is pleased to present The Fire This Time, new work by North Carolina artist, Antoine Williams.
October 27 – December 15
Opening Reception: Friday, October 27, 5-7 pm
Something entirely fictitious and true, that creeps across your path hallowing your evil ways.
– Amiri Baraka
Antoine Williams’ art practice is an investigation of his cultural identity through the exploration of societal signs as they relate to institutional inequities. He has created a mythology, which has become a narrative catalogue of loosely autobiographical humanoid beings that personify the complexities of perception, which can affect race, class, and masculinity. His artwork is heavily influenced by science fiction literature from such authors as Octavia Butler and H.G. Wells. Themes in science fiction can be analogous to the Black experience in America. Therefore, the artist has created a world of beings that personify the complexity within hierarchies of power in everyday life. These figures manifest as mixed-¬media installations, paintings, drawings, and collage.