Zeke Williams: Heat Check

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Erin Cluley Gallery says
In his first career solo exhibition, Zeke Williams will exhibit a series of large scale works made with acrylic on canvas. Produced during the past year, these works are an ongoing exploration of the artist’s interest in the intersections of contemporary fashion, the female form and technology.

Created through the lens of a voyeuristic gaze, Williams’ paintings become a representation of the way in which we view the world through technology. Using zoomed in, cropped areas of where the clothing lays on the body, the images become abstracted while traces of sensuality and the female form are left to entice viewers.

Bright color gradients are layered with hard-edge stenciled patterns creating a dynamic visual reflection of filtered observation and form. Structures within the individual works reflect the artists interest in fashion and the process of transferring pattern onto the surface of a painting. The overall impact of the installation of eight foot paintings imply notions of power and desire.

Zeke Williams was born in Concord, Massachusetts and grew up in Fort Worth, Texas. Williams received his BA from the University of Texas at Dallas. Following graduation he went on to work at the progressive and prestigious Angstrom Gallery in Dallas working with artists like Robyn O’Neil, Jack Pierson, Anthony Goicolea, Mark Flood, Erik Swenson and Jeff Elrod. Williams has contributed writing for Glasstire, an online Texas-based media outlet for arts criticism.
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By: Erin Cluley Gallery

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