SUE WILLIAMS 苏•威廉姆斯

Darklight 黑暗之光, 1996

Oil on canvas 布面油画

72 x 84 inches; 182.9 x 213.4 cm

SUE WILLIAMS 苏•威廉姆斯

Bindweed and Red 旋花和红色, 2005

Oil on canvas 布面油画

72 x 84 inches; 182.9 x 213.4 cm

SUE WILLIAMS 苏•威廉姆斯

Untitled 无题, 2005

Ink on vellum 牛皮纸上油墨

19 x 24 inches; 48.3 x 61 cm

SUE WILLIAMS 苏•威廉姆斯

Untitled 无题, 2005

Ink on vellum 牛皮纸上油墨

19 x 24 inches; 48.3 x 61 cm   

SUE WILLIAMS 苏•威廉姆斯

GMO Ladie 转基因小姐, 2012

Oil on canvas 布面油画

60 x 60 1/2 inches; 152.4 x 152.4 cm

SUE WILLIAMS 苏•威廉姆斯

Extinction 绝迹, 2012

Oil and acrylic on canvas 布面油画和丙烯

20 x 16 inches; 50.8 x 40.6 cm

SUE WILLIAMS 苏•威廉姆斯

Hover 徘徊, 2013

Oil on canvas 布面油画

50 x 78 inches; 127 x 198.1 cm

SUE WILLIAMS 苏•威廉姆斯

The Plesiosaurus Couple 蛇颈龙情侣, 2014

Oil on canvas 布面油画

50 x 68 inches; 127 x 172.7 cm

SUE WILLIAMS 苏•威廉姆斯

The National Conversation, Stored in Utah 国家对话,贮藏在犹他州, 2014
Oil on canvas 布面油画

16 x 20 inches; 40.6 x 50.8 cm

SUE WILLIAMS 苏•威廉姆斯

Space Pillow 空间枕头, 2014

Oil on canvas 布面油画

48 x 58 inches; 121.9 x 147.3 cm

SUE WILLIAMS 苏•威廉姆斯

Lines Going Up 上升的线, 2014

Oil on canvas 布面油画

54 1/4 x 64 inches; 137.8 x 162.6 cm

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SUE WILLIAMS 苏•威廉姆斯

Bindweed and Red 旋花和红色, 2005

Oil on canvas 布面油画

72 x 84 inches; 182.9 x 213.4 cm

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上海James Cohan画廊很荣幸呈献纽约画家苏·威廉姆斯的展览。展览将于2014年9月12日周五开幕,持续至10月26日。开幕酒会将于9月12日周五晚6点至8点举行。这将是苏·威廉姆斯在中国的首次展览。

 

苏·威廉姆斯(出生于1954年)长久以来因其作品结合了性别政治和身体的主题所被人熟知。她高度挑衅、叙事的早期作品吸引了80年代中期和90年代早期的一大批观众注意。威廉姆斯被认为是一位女权主义艺术家,但她很快就通过探索更多富有争议性的主题挑战了她的同行和其他艺术家,诸如家庭暴力、性猥亵和性虐待,以及她对社会中接受性别歧视现象的愤怒。在这些威廉姆斯的早期作品中,有很多都描画了身体部位、窍孔和人体器官的细节。她的作品很快成为公认的新叙事表现主义的一部分,并常常用文字或短语作为图示化的标题。到了1993年,威廉姆斯开始思考挑战抽象绘画和抽象艺术史,她画中能够被一眼认出的暴力景象变得越来越抽象和零碎,偶尔还带有尖刻的幽默和外向的荒诞。同年,她被授予古根海姆基金奖,以表彰她的开拓性创作。到了90年代末,她的画作又发生了一些风格上的转变,从类似《黑暗之光》(1996)和《旋花和红色》(2005)这样的作品可以看出,她的画通过限制颜色的选择变得更加精致,笔触和空间曲面也成为其关注焦点和核心。

 

展览展出一些威廉姆斯上世纪90年代末的早期拟人化作品,及到过去七八年里的新作。自2001年9月11日世界贸易中心袭击事件和随后的反恐战争、伊拉克和阿富汗持续冲突开始,威廉姆斯的作品从对身体和身体功能凌乱、赤贫的视觉游戏,转变到关注具有创伤性的地缘政治和环境事件及所带来的后果的绘画,特别是最近的作品,如《绝迹》(2012),《蛇颈龙情侣》或《国家对话,贮藏在犹他州》(2014)。

 

苏·威廉姆斯参加国际展览已超过15年,包括1993年、1995年和1997年的惠特尼双年展,及在现代艺术博物馆和纽约新当代艺术博物馆举办的展览。最近她在弗罗里达棕榈滩ICA、奥地利维也纳的分离派展览馆、西班牙瓦伦西亚现代艺术中心和美国马萨诸塞州安多弗的Addison画廊举办了个展。苏·威廉姆斯的作品被众多公共机构和博物馆所收藏,如华盛顿特区赫希洪博物馆和雕塑公园、纽约现代艺术博物馆、纽约惠特尼美术馆和瑞士日内瓦当代艺术中心。

 

更多信息请联系Judy朱小姐jzhu@jamescohan.com。画廊工作时间:周二至周六,早10点至晚6点,周日中午12点至晚6点,周一请预约。

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SUE WILLIAMS 苏•威廉姆斯

The Plesiosaurus Couple 蛇颈龙情侣, 2014

Oil on canvas 布面油画

50 x 68 inches; 127 x 172.7 cm

James Cohan Gallery Shanghai is pleased to announce an exhibition by the New York-based painter Sue Williams. The exhibition opens Friday, September 12 and continues to October 26, 2014. A special reception for the artist will be held on Friday, September 12th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. This is Sue Williams’ debut exhibition in China.

 

Sue Williams (b. 1954) has long been known for her works which combine themes of gender politics and the body. Her early works of highly provocative narrative paintings brought her to the attention of a larger audience beginning in the mid-1980s and early 1990s.  Williams was thought of as a feminist artist, but one who would soon challenge her peers and other artists by exploring more controversial themes such as domestic violence, sexual abuse and assault, and her indignation towards the acceptances of sexism in society. In many of these earlier works, Williams’ paintings depicted outrageous details of body parts, orifices, and human organs. Her paintings became quickly recognized as part of a new narrative expressionism and frequently included text or phrases as illustrated captions. The immediately recognizable violent imagery in her paintings grew increasingly abstract and fragmentary by 1993 and, at times, scathingly humorous and outwardly absurd as Williams reflected on the challenges of abstract painting and the history of abstract art. In 1993, she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in recognition for her groundbreaking works. By the end of the decade there would be other stylistic shifts as her paintings became more refined by limiting her color choices and where brushstrokes and spatial surfaces were the focal point and central concerns, evident in paintings like Darklight (1996) and Bindweed and Red (2005).

 

The exhibition features some of Williams’ earlier anthropomorphic paintings from the late 1990s leading to current works painted during the last seven or eight years, moving from the untidy, abject visual play on the body and bodily functions, to paintings which address traumatic geopolitical and environmental events and aftermath since the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, the subsequent “War on Terror” and continued conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, notably in recent works such as Extinction (2012), The Plesiosaurus Couple, and The National Conversation, Stored in Utah (2014).

 

Sue Williams has exhibited internationally for over 15 years and was included in the 1993, 1995, and 1997 Biennials at the Whitney Museum of American Art, as well as shown at the Museum of Modern Art and the New Museum in New York. She recently has had solo exhibitions at the Palm Beach ICA, Florida; the Secession in Vienna, Austria; the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Spain; and the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, Massachusetts. Sue Williams’ works are in numerous public and museum collections, such as the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; and the Centre d’Art Contemporain in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

For further information please contact Jill Feldman at jfeldman@jamescohan.com. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 to 6:00 p.m.; Sundays 12:00 to 6:00 p.m., and Mondays by appointment. 

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