Monday, October 22, 2018

Exhibition: “Artwork by Guyanese Artist Aubrey Williams (1926-1990)” - show continues through Saturday, October 27, 2018 at October Gallery — London, UK

“Artwork by Guyanese Artist Aubrey Williams” Sept 13-Oct 27, 2018 at October Gallery
Exhibition: “Artwork by Guyanese Artist Aubrey Williams (1926-1990)” from Thursday, September 13, 2018 to Saturday, October 27, 2018 at October Gallery — London, UK; Event Details - Where: October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AL, UK; Tel: 44 (0)20 7242 7367; Email: art@octobergallery.co.uk; Website: October Gallery
Event Description: “October Gallery presents an exhibition of works by Aubrey Williams, including works previously unseen, from Thursday, September 13, 2018 to Saturday, October 27, 2018. Born in Guyana, in 1926, Aubrey Williams’ life and art cannot be defined to one location. This new exhibition at October Gallery will explore how Williams’ oeuvre not only crosses borders between abstract and figurative modes but also between physical and cultural geographies. Exhibiting Williams’ work in the 21st century awakens a new assessment of British art history and challenges the canon. During his lifetime, the British establishment seemingly never allowed artists, including Williams, to move beyond the label of a Caribbean artist. Today, Williams’ work still resists classification. Williams’ Modernist oeuvre is being reborn into a world now ready for his art. Arriving in London in 1952, Williams enrolled to study at St Martin’s School of Art. Williams became aware of American Abstract Impressionism following two MOMA exhibitions at the Tate, in 1956 and in 1959. Works by artists such as Pollock, Gorky and Rothko excited Williams. Their explorations of technique, colour and scale were all aspects that he absorbed into his own richly allusive abstractions. Williams died in London in 1990 ...”  — Read more: October Gallery
About October Gallery: “October Gallery has been instrumental in bringing to worldwide attention many of the world’s leading international artists, including El Anatsui, Rachid Koraïchi, Romuald Hazoumè, Nnenna Okore, Laila Shawa and Kenji Yoshida. The Gallery promotes the Transvangarde, the very best in contemporary art from around the planet, as well as maintaining a cultural hub in central London for poets, writers, intellectuals and artists, and hosts talks, performances and seminars ...”Read more: October Gallery
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