Ellis Hall Exhibitions: Expressing Nature’s Value
1600 Washington Ave, Hendrix College Ellis Hall, Conway, Arkansas
Exhibition runs August 22, 2022 to August 22, 2023 in the Trieschmann Gallery
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.