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Visiting Artist Talk: Didier William at KSA
March 12, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFREE
Kentucky School of Art will host a lecture by the artist Didier William. Mr. William will speak about the evolution of his artwork and his influences. The talk will take place at Kentucky School of Art’s 849 Building, located at 849 S. Third Street.
Didier William’s largely abstract paintings use fictional narrative to explore notions of home, place, and time. The visual language of a simple woodgrain becomes limbs, torsos, heads, and other disembodied yet recognizable fragments. This creates strange, imaginative scenes wherein narrative is suspended, figures dissolve, and space becomes fluid.
William was a 2012/2013 Artist in Residence at The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundations Space Program in Brooklyn New York, where he currently resides, and will be a 2014 Resident at the Bronx Museums AIM Program. In addition to acting as recipient of the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship in painting (2009) and the Morris Lewis Award (2006), William has exhibited in group shows throughout some of New York’s premier contemporary art spaces, including Swann Galleries, Deitch Projects, and Kravets Wehby. He is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Art and Art History Department at Vassar College, as well as a Lecturer and Critic in the School of Art at Yale University, where he received his MFA in 2009.