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LG Williams & Erik David Gallery Appear In UCLA’s ‘Daily Bruin’ During Frieze Los Angeles and Felix Art Fair, March 1, 2024

LG Williams Appears In UCLA's 'Daily Bruin' During Frieze Los Angeles and Felix Art Fair (2024)

All Good: A Critical Examination of the Visual Arts in The Age of Stagnation All Good: A Critical Examination of the Visual Arts in The Age of Stagnation by LG Williams

It’s Better To Be Mediocre #2 Appears in UCLA’s ‘Daily Bruin’
Online Exhibition & Book Launch
February 28, 2024

‘It’s Better To Be Mediocre #2’ explores the remarkable contributions of key artists thriving within what New York Times art critic Jason Farago terms “the least innovative century for the arts in 500 years.” This latest installment identifies and celebrates more of those who have defined and benefited most from this mediocre and banal era in the contemporary visual arts.

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* LG Williams, All Good: A Critical Examination of the Visual Arts in The Age of Stagnation.  Los Angeles: PCP Press, 2024, 370 pages, Full-Color Paperback.
Available on Amazon.(Link)

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Erik David Gallery & LG Williams Appear in The Brooklyn Rail Magazine (July/Aug 2023)

Erik David Gallery & LG Williams Appear in The Brooklyn Rail Magazine (May 2023)

LG Williams and Erik David Gallery is thrilled to announce another full-page artwork to appear in the July/August 2023 issue of The Brooklyn Rail.

Featured is the full-page artwork titled ‘The Development Of Expertise In The Visual Arts (Vincent van Gogh)‘ from 2022. Captivating and thought-provoking, this artwork pays homage to the legendary Vincent van Gogh while exploring the profound journey of expertise in the realm of the visual arts.

The Development Of Expertise In The Visual Arts (Vincent van Gogh)’ offers a compelling narrative that resonates with both art connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike. Erik David Gallery is delighted to be part of this exceptional artistic endeavor, which marks another significant milestone with the artist.

Erik David Gallery & LG Williams Appear in The Brooklyn Rail Magazine (May 2023)

Erik David Gallery & LG Williams Appear in The Brooklyn Rail Magazine (May 2023)

LG Williams and Erik David Gallery Limited Edition Artwork Now Available (For Free!!!) In The May ’23 Issue of The Brooklyn Rail…

In contemporary art, expressions of gratitude often take various forms. One such unique manifestation can be found in the two artworks “Thank You,” created by the unrenowned Los Angeles artist LG Williams. Williams visually acknowledges and expresses appreciation for the millionaires and billionaires who support and patronize his artistic career and the broader global contemporary art market through these compelling pieces.

“Thank You” captivates viewers with its striking imagery and thought-provoking symbolism. The artwork is adorned with vibrant reflections, dynamic gestures, and intricate details. Amidst the visually captivating composition, the artist employs clever juxtapositions and layering languages. The artwork symbolically represents the symbiotic relationship between the artist and the patrons in the art world who contribute to his success and others. It is a testament to their impact on his artistic journey and the flourishing contemporary art scene.

The artworks celebrate the symbiotic relationship between artists and patrons, underscoring the profound impact that patronage has on the growth and vitality of the contemporary art world. Through “Thank You,” LG Williams acknowledges the financial support and recognizes the emotional and intellectual investments made by these vital patrons.

Images: LG Williams, Thank You! Millionaires and Billionaires or Ashwathama Is Dead, 2014, 48 x 37″ ea., Reflective Ink on Engineer Grade Reflective Sheeting on Heavy-Duty Aluminum, Edition of 25.

Erik David Gallery Announces the Release of a Recent Collaborative Lithograph by LG Williams, Charlie Colin, and Francesco Siqueiros During The Felix Art Fair at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, February 15–19, in Los Angeles

Invoice (2023) by LG Williams, Charlie Colin and Francesco Siqueiros

INVOICE (2023), A LIMITED EDITION PRINT WITH CHARLIE COLIN AND FRANCESCO SIQUEIROS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON FEBRUARY 15

LOS ANGELES, February 8, 2023 — Erik David Gallery Beverly Hills is pleased to announce its pop-up exhibition during Felix 2023 Art Fair, with the launch of a recent collaborative, limited edition lithograph by LG Williams, Musician/Artist Charlie Colin, and Artist/Printmaker Francesco Siqueiros at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, February 15–19, in Los Angeles. 

The pop-up will feature Invoice (2023), a groundbreaking examination of the dialectics of printmaking, by explicitly providing and representing for the first time the counterpoint to the historically vital ‘cancellation proof’: namely, the initial editioning invoice

A cancellation proof is typically the final print in an edition. This print is created by defacing the source printing plate or stone employed in making a print edition. The cancellation print’s purpose is to assure collectors that a ‘limited edition’ is truly limited by demonstrating that no further identical prints can ever be made from the existing material.  

While canceling and the primary purposes of creating cancellation proofs are well established and followed by most print publishers, the initial stage of print editioning, i.e., the initial print invoice or agreement itself, has never been brought to light or examined in and of itself—even though the invoice is the first essential element in producing professionally recognized print editions. Indeed, invoices signal new artistic potentials—the deepest feelings of creative joy any artist can summon.

By representing and presenting this never-seen-before essential step in the printmaking process—the print invoice—the artist’s collaborative adventure poignantly highlights the overlooked first step in the entire professional printmaking process. 

With this critical and particular stage of the printmaking practice now finally brought to light, the full scope of the printmaking process can now be fully understood and recognized by artists, printmakers, scholars, and collectors in the future.

To Purchase Please Contact: Erik David at Erik David Gallery, Beverly Hills

Print Details:

LG Williams, Charlie Colin, and Francesco Siqueiros
Invoice, 2023
Lithograph on Stonehenge Paper
22 x 30″
25 Edition
3 Printers Proofs
4 Artists Proofs
Francesco Siqueiros, Master Printer
Printed at El Nopal Press, Los Angeles, CA

3 Signatures per print + numbered 1/25 -25/25 in pencil (there are also 2 printer’s proofs), with the ‘El Nopal Press’ stamp, sold unframed.

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Charlie Colin, Grammy Award-winning musician, songwriter, lyricist, producer, and founding member bass player of the platinum-selling mega rock band, Train. He is the co-writer of Drops of Jupiter, Meet Virginia, and Calling All Angels. More recently Colin has emerged as an art collector, philanthropist, and Director of the Newport Beach California Film Festival. Colin is a graduate of Berklee College of Music.

Francesco Siqueiros is an artist and educator. He has 20 years of experience, teaching printmaking and drawing in various Universities and Colleges including UCLA, UCSC, USC, Otis College of Design, California State College at Northridge and Art Center College of Design. He also founded El Nopal Press in 1990 a Fine Art Limited Edition Publishing House; he printed and collaborated with various artists including John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, Lari Pittman, John Valadez, and Lita Albuquerque.

El Nopal Press (www.elnopalpress.com) was founded by Francesco Siqueiros in 1990 with the mission of creating a cultural channel between Los Angeles and Mexico City. Since that time, the conceptual focus of El Nopal has remained to underline the heterogeneity of cultural production and question the hegemony the current dominant cultural perspectives.

LG Williams is a Los Angeles artist and recently an Endowed University Instructor at The Academy of Art University; The Emmy Henning Distinguished Professor of Visual Art and Art History at D(D).DDDD University; and Robert Hughes Distinguished Visual Artist-In-Residence at The Lodge in Hollywood, CA. Williams’s trans-disciplinary practice spans many artistic disciplines, including art criticism and art history. Williams studied printmaking under many master printmakers, including Richard Finch, Harold Boyd, Raymond George, and Jim Butler at Normal Editions Workshop.

LG Williams Appears In VoyageLA (Nov 2002)

LG Williams Appears In VoyageLA Magazine (Nov '22)

Voyage LA: Today we’d like to introduce you to LG Williams. Hi LG, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.

LG Williams: I’ve been asked this question a lot during my adult daycare residency’s afternoon Arts and Crafts program—especially after my year-long, worldwide artist lecture tour and subsequent acceptance into the Post-Conceptual/Post-Commodity Revisionist-Art Hall of Fame in Carmel, CA. (By the way, the center just finished customizing and renaming their dumpster to honor my name and artistic legacy. The plaque on it reads, “In Honor of LG Williams: Everyman’s Trash.”)

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