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William T. Williams: Recent Paintings

September 6 – November 16, 2019

Format: Hardcover
Publisher:  Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
Contributors: Jonathan P. Binstock, Hans Ulrich Obrist
Overall Size: 10 3/4" x 12 1/4" x 5/8"
Edition: 1500
ISBN: 1-930416-61-X

William T. Williams: Recent Paintings features 35 paintings from the 465 Series, the first series of paintings completed by Williams in his rural Connecticut studio. A masterful colorist, these new works by William T. Williams (b. 1942) continue to expand our understanding of abstraction and position the artist as one of the great abstractionists of his generation. Produced on the occasion of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery's fourth solo exhibition for the artist, William T. Williams: Recent Paintings includes new scholarship by Jonathan P. Binstock, Mary W. and Donald R. Clark Director of the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, NY (MAG), and an interview conducted by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director at Serpentine Galleries, London.

"It is as if the passing of time is happening before our eyes. The paintings are, astonishingly, simultaneously reference and record." —Jonathan P. Binstock

Jonathan P. Binstock is the Mary W. and Donald R. Clark Director of the Memorial Art Gallery (MAG) of the University of Rochester, New York. Prior to MAG, Binstock was Senior Vice President for Modern and Contemporary Art in the Art Advisory & Finance group of Citi Private Bank. He joined Citi after more than a decade of curatorial work in museums. An expert in art of the post-WWII era, he was Curator of Contemporary Art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and Assistant Curator at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Dr. Binstock is the author and/or curator of, among other books and exhibitions, Meleko Mokgosi: Pax Kaffraria, published by the Hammer Museum, UCLA (2014); Sam Gilliam: A Retrospective (2005), and the 47th (2002) and 48th (2005) Corcoran Biennials. He was co-curator with Josef Helfenstein of The Music of Color. Sam Gilliam, 1967–73 at Kunstmuseum Basel (2018) and oversaw the world premieres of two major MAG commission projects: NOSFERATU (The Undead) (2018) and Lessons of the Hour—Frederick Douglass (2019).

Hans Ulrich Obrist is Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries in London. Prior to this, he was Curator of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Since his first show World Soup (The Kitchen Show) in 1991 he has curated more than 300 exhibitions. Obrist has lectured internationally at academic and art institutions, and is contributing editor to several magazines and journals. His recent publications include A Brief History of Curating (2008) Do It: The Compendium (2013), Mapping it Out (2014), Ways of Curating (2015), The Age of Earthquakes (2015), Lives of the Artists, Lives of Architects (2015), Mondialité (2017), Somewhere Totally Else (2018) and The Athens Dialogues (2018).

Fully-illustrated, 124-page hardcover publication containing 56 color reproductions with new scholarship by Jonathan P. Binstock and an interview conducted by Hans Ulrich Obrist

To preorder William T. Williams: Recent Paintings, or to inquire about works available, please contact the gallery at publications@michaelrosenfeldart.com.

Price: $65

William T. Williams: Recent Paintings