Visiting Critic Lecture: William Downs

Oct 28, 2021 5PM-6PM

Join us for a conversation with Visiting Critic William Downs.

William Downs is an award-winning contemporary American artist residing in Atlanta, Georgia. His Multidisciplinary M.F.A comes from the Mount Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art; prior, Downs received a B.F.A in Painting and Printmaking from the Atlanta College of Art and Design. In addition to his representation by Sandler Hudson Gallery in Atlanta, he was chosen by Artadia as their 2018 Atlanta awardee as well as The Working Artist Project 2019/2020 (Guest Curator Wasson Al/Khudhairi). Downs showed work in the “Art AIDS America” exhibition which toured nationally for a year headed by Rock Hushka and Johnathan Katz. His work was shown for the Black Pulp! exhibition along with 20 other Black American artists.

 Downs’ practice, mediums vary from drawing, painting, muraling and printmaking to experimenting with installation and three-dimensional studies. The line is his current notable element which he considers paradoxically fundamental and surreal based on its infinite capabilities. His work expresses truth in common forms turned ambiguous. His use of repetition distorts what one expects to be or be true. Are his forms containers or do they find themselves contained by culture? Time and certainty lose their structure when one looks at figures that reform and deform simultaneously. 

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Oct 28, 2021 5PM-6PM

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