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Paintings of a Homegrown Black Superhero

Peter Williams, “Administration” (2015), oil on canvas, reproduced for ‘The N-Word’ (all images courtesy the artist and Rotland Press) A great deal of art leverages mystique by processing experience through varying layers of abstraction. The N-Word, a new collection of paintings by the artist Peter Williams — published by Rotland Press and with contributions by writers Lynn Crawford and Bill […]

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Peter Williams’s Body, Opened and Closed

Peter Williams — who is sixty and black — is having his first solo exhibition of paintings in New York. And not one to ever play it safe, he is exhibiting two distinct bodies of work at Foxy Production (February 15, 2013–March 23, 2013) — three smallish abstract paintings and five large figurative ones — which share a palette of pinks, violets, blues, turquoises, reds, greens and yellows.