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Exhibition


Sep 19, 2016 - Nov 11, 2016

Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See - Charles Williams

Charles Williams

Rutledge Building - Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery

Charles Williams’ exhibition, “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See,” is inspired by recent and historical incidents of unlawful police brutality in the United States. This North Carolina artist references human situations involving a need for trust and using the embodiment of a person’s hands. The visible hands exemplify vulnerability with an unspoken request for peace and the offer of trust. Using images found online as a reference for creating the work in the exhibition, each of Williams’ paintings focuses on highlighting hands using oil paint on watercolor paper and combining elements of abstractions. This invites the viewer to be challenged to question the relationship between the subject matter as well as their personal subconscious view of the cyclical nature of humanity; from the reality to its abstraction.


Featured Work
Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See
Charles Williams
Oil on watercolor paper, Various
Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See
Charles Williams
Oil on watercolor paper, Various
Taylor - Atlanta, 1963
Oil on watercolor paper
Charles Williams, 22 x 30 inches
Nightstick - Harlem, July 1964
Charles Williams
Oil on watercolor paper, 22 x 30 inches
Holdup
Charles Williams
Oil on watercolor paper, 48 x 52 inches