Artist Talk, Kay Gallery | Saturday, Dec 2, 2017 | 2:00 PM | $Free
Saturday, December 2
Please join us Saturday, December 2 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for an Artist Talk & Tour event. Join artist Cedric Williams in the Terrace Gallery as he disscusses the inspiration, creative process, and techniques he uses to create mixed media works that combine photographs with remnants of the site where the images were captured.
The exhibition “Cedric Williams: Dereliction” will be on view from November 11 through December 16.
Exhibit Description: Creating environments to support photographic images of sites found in a state of dereliction, Cedric Williams observes the ways in which buildings, surfaces and structures change upon abandonment. Fascinated with erosion, his most recent work focuses on the decay at three sites: an abandoned slate quarry in North Wales, a now demolished cement factory in Maryland, and World War II remains washed up on the coast of Delaware. Using wood panels, cardboard, or vellum as his base, Williams adds plaster, sand, gravel, dried roots, rusted metal, and other materials to gain texture and depth as he constructs mixed media collages that include photographs of deteriorating sites. Including dried organic materials and found objects, which he sometimes collects from the actual sites, the artist regards these materials as an extension of the photographic images, enabling him to more fully reference the processes of aging and decay.