101|EXHIBIT / CURRENT EXHIBITION Kent Williams “How Human Of You” October 25th – December 20th 2014

 Kent Williams “How Human Of You”

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Romantique, 2014, Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches (on the top)

With a storied and even legendary career behind him that has seen notable forays into the illustrated word and the graphic novel, Kent Williams has maintained a passionate relationship with drawing and the ways it directly informs painting, which he sees as the premier medium of artistic production. Acknowledging the grand history of painting and the importance it still plays to this day in the ways we see ourselves, Williams has long considered the human figure to be the obvious vehicle to represent the human condition.

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Laëtitia (study), 2014, Mixed media on paper, 20 x 17 inches

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Blossomy (study 2), 2013, Mixed media on paper, 14 x 17 inches

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Laëtitia,​ 2014, Oil on canvas, 20 x 20 inches

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Blossomy (study 1), 2013, Mixed media on paper, 17 x 14 inches

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Rocket, 2014, Oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches

For his first solo exhibition with the gallery, Kent Williams has propelled his dexterity with painterly mark-making beyond concerns of spatial realism and the human figure into the viscerally abstract. During the last years the artist is transitioning towards abstract works. Though the artist has not completely abandoned his idiosyncratically representational elements for this show, certain examples of total abstraction will be present in this exhibition by Williams for the first time.

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In Sleep, 2013, Oil on linen, 58 x 58 inches

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Heart of the Matter, 2014, Oil on canvas, 66 x 57 inches

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Native Bone: Heart, 2014, Oil on linen, 24 x 20 inches

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Plate Glass Window: Typhoon, 2014, Oil on linen, 24 x 24 inches

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Bridge: Sunburn, 2014, Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches

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