Can You See the Purple?
ArtsClub @ 311 East Third Street, New York, NY
Solo exhibition runs October 4, 2022 to November 4, 2022
Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12:30-4:30pm until November 4th
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ArtsClub presents Can You See the Purple?, an exhibition featuring work by artist Cydney Williams (b. 1994). Williams centers her work in the vitality of place and its importance to the present moment. The concept of place is heavily reflected in the work by referencing landscape and topographical maps studied during her residency in Santa Fe, New Mexico (January - August 2022).
The focal point of the exhibition is two 48” x 48” oil paint collages titled Now That We Have Arrived I & II. They are acknowledgments of the past informing the present. New Mexico has a complex history, fraught with colonialism and native genocide. Williams is transparent about her origins and acknowledges she is a guest of this sacred land. The composition in the pieces is comprised of years worth of watercolor landscapes from familiar, childhood scenes. Williams’ hopes each piece will serve as an invitation for the viewer to explore their own relationship to place.
Now That We Have Arrived I & II
Oil paint collages
48 x 48 x 1.5"
Photograph By: Dominique Powers
Ellis Hall Exhibitions: Expressing Nature’s Value
1600 Washington Ave, Hendrix College Ellis Hall, Conway, Arkansas
Group exhibition runs August 22, 2022 to August 22, 2023
Opening Reception from 3:30 to 5pm on September 23, 2022 in the Trieschmann Gallery
Expressing Nature’s Value will include work by:
Shannon Evans “Let the Wind Take Me Further, Out to Where the Water Ends” and “Number Twenty One”
Ginger Knowlton “Crossing Turquoise Lake” and "Crossing the Sea in a Canoe"
Cydney Williams “Shine” and “Grow”
Cydney Williams is contemplating feelings of uncertainty and change by connecting to a communal feminine lineage rooted in place. Her use of landscape is an exploration of her surroundings in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as she highlights the divine femininity of the natural world. Williams’ landscapes, often reduced to simplified suns, moons, and horizon lines, convey the power of the vast beautiful desert and highlight the parallels between exploitation of earth’s resources and women’s labor for generations. Through craft practices, Williams explores the process of hand embroidery to document the invisibility of women’s labor.