Scenarios, Situations and Circumstances
Paintings and Works on Paper by Paige Williams
DateSep 16 - Nov 12, 2005
VenueWeston Art Gallery
Sue & Bill Friedlander and Mrs. Joyce Howe
2005-2006 Season Sponsor(s):
Jackie & Mitch Meyers and Starbucks Coffee
2005-2006 Gallery Talk Series Sponsor(s):
Mary T. Mahler
The Cincinnati Arts Association’s Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts launches its eleventh exhibition season with the premier of three dynamic exhibitions: Circumambulator: Site-Specific Installation by Nick De Pirro & Ian Williams; Scenarios, Situations and Circumstances: Paintings and Works on Paper by Paige Williams; and Linked: Mixed Media Works by Tim McMichael.
Simultaneously evoking and obscuring reality, Cincinnati painter Paige Williams’ colorful abstract paintings reference forms distilled from real-life experiences culled from her multiple roles as wife, mother, artist and professor of art at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Scenarios, Situations and Circumstances features new paintings on paper and wood panels inspired by images and patterns inherent in her three-year-old son’s clothing, toys and books. Through this colorful and evocative dialogue, Williams’ paintings investigate what makes us human: varied degrees of elegance, awkwardness, clumsiness and grace.
Paige Williams earned a bachelor of fine arts in painting from Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond, Ky.) in 1987 and a master of fine arts in painting from the University of Cincinnati in 1990. She has participated in artist residencies in Munich, Germany and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vt. She received a travel grant from the Ohio Arts Council in 2001 and has been the recipient of an artist fellowship from the Milany Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, N.Y. in 2000. Williams has exhibited her work extensively in the Cincinnati area at such venues as KZF Gallery, Risch Gallery, The Artery, DiLeia Contemporary, Warsaw Project Space and the Carnegie Arts Center. In addition, she has participated in a number of group exhibitions at the Ruth Bachofner Gallery in Los Angeles, Calif. Since 2002, she has served as associate professor of art at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.