Sue Williams "Project for the New American Century"

David Zwirner 19th Street

poster for Sue Williams "Project for the New American Century"

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In this exhibition, Sue Williams fully merges figurative representation and lyrical abstraction, two distinct styles that have defined her artistic production over the last two decades. The artist first garnered attention in the late 1980s with gritty, provocative canvases that combined figure and text to tackle issues of sexual
objectification and abuse. Throughout the 1990s, Williams radically shifted her focus, thrusting formalist concerns and painterly technique to the forefront, allowing form and color to supersede explicit content. In recent years, the artist has embraced the new challenge of uniting these disparate approaches to again
enable her canvases as clear vehicles of protest. The resulting works evoke Williams’ early comic book influences with crisp outlines and blocks of brilliant colors. Against raw canvas and transparent acetate, her glaring palette, which includes forceful red, glowing orange, saccharine pink, and neon green, conveys a sense of immediacy, energetic movement, and the artist’s signature wry humor.



from September 11, 2008 to October 25, 2008
Press preview with the artist: September 11, 5 - 5:30 pm.

Opening Reception on 2008-09-11 from 18:00 to 20:00


Sue Williams

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