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EVOKE Contemporary

Exhibition Detail
KENT WILLIAMS | eklektikos
550 South Guadalupe Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

September 2nd, 2010 - September 30th, 2010
September 2nd, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ukiyo, Kent WilliamsKent Williams, Ukiyo,
2010, Oil on Linen , 54" x 50"
© Courtesy of the Artist and EVOKE Contemporary
Blonde Natalia in Studio Arrangement, Kent WilliamsKent Williams,
Blonde Natalia in Studio Arrangement,
2010, oil on linen, 44" x 48"
© kent williams
Blonde Natalia Again, Kent WilliamsKent Williams, Blonde Natalia Again,
2010, oil on linen, 16" x 16"
© kent williams
Oyakodon, Kent WilliamsKent Williams, Oyakodon,
2010, oil on linen, 20" x 16"
© kent williams
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Guadalupe, Railyard
505 995 9902
Mond-Sat 10-5; Wed 10-8

KENT WILLIAMS | eklektikos

02 September 6 – 8 pm | opening reception thursday evening through September 30

Applying his distinctive draftsmanship and painterly breadth, Williams continues to investigate the direct portrayal of human physiognomy and character. Presenting us with paintings that show us both, the figure in states of quiet observation, as well as in full-blown struggles, Williams oscillates between how he portrays the contradictions posed by common existential realities. Like a vivisection of sorts, the figures in Williams’ canvases are often taken apart and physically fragmented by their surroundings. The intercut sections of the human body within Williams‘ turbid abstracted backgrounds, suggests that this atmospheric mien is a proposal on how one’s own environment plays a role in the stability of one’s emotional life. This observance reveals life as a series of changes, brought on at times, by personal choices and at other times, external ones but always compounded with the force these changes have on one’s daily life and perspective. Whether it‘s etched upon the faces of his subjects or shown through the shards of their fractaling selves, the inherent psychology of this kind of struggle is all in the paint and portrayal of the figures and the spaces they occupy.

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