Implicitly Stated

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Implicitly Stated | Michael Williams
In partnership with O Cinema
ON VIEW April 7 – June 5, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, April 7 | 6-9pm
CLOSING RECEPTION Sunday, June 5 | 11:30am
O Cinema Wynwood | 90 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127

Comprising of small watercolor studies, Michael Williams transforms singular expressions into a communal dialogue. Through the spatial placement and specific groupings, the work creates interpretive narratives that range from simple emotional relationships to broader societal themes. The use of light and the implication of line it creates has always been an essential part of Williams’ work. Combined with the delicacy of watercolor, it creates an intimacy and acts to further enhance the audience’s role in the interpretation of the work’s narrative.

Michael Williams | Hollywood, 1986 | Lives and works in Miami
Williams combines contemporary realism with a minimalist sensibility, using an overwhelming sense of light to deconstruct figural landscapes. He develops stark yet delicate depictions of the human figure, leading to the scrutiny of candid and often amusing observations that provide a dialogue on social identity and self-awareness. This obsessive scrutiny, deconstructed throughout his work, is broken by implied lines and ambiguous shapes, which fill the entirety of the implicit space. Pools and strokes of watercolor translucently enhance this deconstructive realism as he gives way to the hints of detail that act as the visual focus of this process. Williams’ recent exhibitions include Aqua Art Fair, FL (2015); Artopia, NSU Museum of Art, FL (2015); Seventh Juried Biennial, Hollywood Arts and Cultural Center, FL (2015); and Olympia, Living National Treasure Museum, Japan (2015).

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