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Ukiyo, 2010 Oil on Linen 54" X 50" © Courtesy of the Artist and EVOKE Contemporary
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Blonde Natalia in Studio Arrangement, 2010 Oil on Linen 44" X 48" © kent williams
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Blonde Natalia Again, 2010 Oil on Linen 16" X 16" © kent williams
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Oyakodon, 2010 Oil on Linen 20" X 16" © kent williams
KENT WILLIAMS | eklektikos

550 South Guadalupe Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
September 2nd, 2010 - September 30th, 2010
Opening: September 2nd, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://evokecontemporary.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Guadalupe, Railyard
EMAIL:  
info@evokecontemporary.com
PHONE:  
505 995 9902
OPEN HOURS:  
Mond-Sat 10-5; Wed 10-8
TAGS:  
figurative

DESCRIPTION

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.