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Peter Williams’s Afrofuturist World and Its Cyclones of Color
It is past time that Williams receives the institutional attention he deserves.
There Is Nothing United About the United States or the Art World
Peter Williams doesn’t make things easy for the viewer, and why should he?
Peter Williams’s Everyday American Hell
Williams has a deeply personal awareness of the irreparable harm done to black bodies.
The Open-Ended Narratives of a Small Museum
What if Abstract Expressionism never happened?
The Body Politic, in the Flesh
A snapshot of a singularly unhinged moment in American politics has inadvertently envisioned an uncertain and potentially terrifying future.
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 […]
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.