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Kelly Williams
Tennessee

Artist Statement Submitted 2018

I make paintings that elevate the often overlooked patterns of domestic life into moments of sublime contemplation. My imagery is pulled from tablecloths, bed sheets, towels, clothing, and curtains often depicting mass-produced patterns. I gravitate to the textile because of its foundation in order, in the grid, and in a geometry that can be distilled into single pixels, yet reorganized into new patterns with small adjustments. The process of making the paintings involves acrylic or vinyl paint layered with oil paint that is ultimately drawn through with a sharp tool to "excavate" the layers beneath. The finished paintings are often described as appearing photographic or mechanically produced, although they are meticulously made by hand.

www.kellyswilliams.com

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