|Mr. Williams (the artist) and Donald, a friend of the gallery|
|Averlyn, the director, and family|
|two artists admiring the work|
The gallery featured mainly prints by the artist, Michael Williams, ranging from large to small. There was one more sculptural piece that I really liked entitled "Created for Daughters of the Dust." It looks like a three dimensional had, created with various materials like cloth.
Mr. Williams also explained, citing two specific pieces, Music and Music II, that what he was listening to at the time, really influenced his work. Like many artists tend to state, Mr. Williams said that he was trying to translate the movement and the motion of the music into his art. The images, vivacious with color and motion, illustrate quite literally music, as there are depictions of musicians with their instruments. The artist brought up the use of his Ipod, which allows him to have music at all times and further inspiration for his art.
|Otto Neal (an artist) and Michael Williams|
Another artist, Mr. McIntosh, described Michael Williams's work as "Magic." This magic comes from diverse influences, technique and visions. Some of his works explore ancient themes and even styles. I heard Mr. Williams talking a guest about his interest and study of Egyptology and Sumerian artifacts, which is apparent in works such as "Afternoon of a Georgian Faun." The flat features and the style in its sparse lines is reminiscent of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, creating a connection with contemporary art and ancient history.
I had such a great evening, socializing and admiring the art. I found a few sites with Mr. Williams' work, such as this and this. Check it out...