Dec 05, 2010 Ami Olson Uncategorized
A collection of paintings, drawings and sketches by brothers Christopher and Richard Williams, titled “Art as Catharsis: Watch Out I Need to Purge,” are on display in the Wilson Art Gallery of the Noreen Reale Falcone Library at Le Moyne College.
The brothers share a conviction that art is a representation of ideas that reflect and comment on our social disorder. Creating images that are disturbing, allegorical and provocative, the artists challenge the viewer to see the world through their eyes.
Christopher J. Williams has exhibited his work throughout the United States. He is currently a member of Gallery 213 in Binghamton. He received a master’s degree in illustration from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Christopher worked as an architect for 10 years before turning his attention to art.
Richard Williams is a professional illustrator and portrait artist. His illustration work has appeared in many national magazines, most notably Mad magazine, where he worked as the cover artist during the 1980s. He has had many clients, including IBM, NBC television, Time magazine, Parents magazine and the Library of Congress, to name just a few. His paintings are in the private collections of Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Howard Stern. Richard holds a master’s degree in illustration from Syracuse University.
Both artists are deeply influenced by Bosh, Bruegal, El Geco, Goya , Hogarth, Daumier and the German Expressionists.Using political, spiritual and psychological themes as their “playground” and source of inspiration the Williamses create images that are disturbing, allegorical and provocative, challenging the viewer to see the world through their eyes.
The exhibit opened Friday Nov. 19, and runs until Friday Dec. 17, and can be viewed from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 2 a.m. Sunday.
Call 445-4153 for more information.
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