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“Works Under & Over Time” by GREGORY WILLIAMS
September 28, 2019 - November 27, 2019
RECEPTION: OCTOBER 11th, 5-7 PM
When I was a very young student, my class went on a field trip to Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum in Utica. I saw Thomas Cole’s four paintings, “The Voyage of Life,” and then, at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, I saw Chaim Soutine’s “Carcass of Beef.” I had already been interested in art, but from then on, I knew what I wanted to do; make pictures! I didn’t know what “art” was. I probably still don’t, but expression through picture making was it. Something I’m still trying to do in my current oils and past lithographs. In my watercolors and acrylics, I’m more interested in capturing and responding to the current environment that surrounds me.
Gregory Williams is an artist who has been making images since the early 70’s, whose artwork was always oriented toward the landscape tradition but with a personal twist.
He is currently working in oils, acrylics and watercolors, and in the past, lithography. Born and raised in central New York, Gregory holds degrees from SUNY Oswego, and Indiana University, where he was an assistant instructor in the art department while earning his MFA.
Since 1978 to the present, he has had artwork in 22 group exhibitions and 9 one-person shows. His work is in numerous private collections from Seattle to New York City, and has been reviewed in the NY Times, Art In America and Art News among others.
Gregory is currently retired, after having lived and worked in the NYC area for 34 years as a Scenic Artist, painting scenery for television, movies and theatrical productions. He lives in Olmstedville, New York where he maintains a studio.