The work of late artist Ouida Williams will be presented in the gallery where her studio once stood. Since her death during the COVID lockdown, many friends of the artist expressed that they had never felt they had a chance to say goodbye. “Ouida Williams: A New Perspective” is a form of closure for those who knew her, a retrospective for those who admired her work and an introduction to an acclaimed artist for those who are newcomers. Williams’ work is characterized by large-scale, abstract paintings, with an emphasis on expressionism. Williams has said of her work, “My paintings are primarily explorations of the power of color and compositional relationships.” Although a figurative painter during her time pursuing a Master of Fine Arts at UGA, Williams became less concerned with “referring to particular subject matter,” and instead found inspiration in landscapes and aerial views. The exhibition can be seen by appointment through Sept. 10.
WHO: Opening reception for “Ouida Williams: A New Perspective”
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 18, 6–8 p.m.
WHERE: ACE/FRANCISCO Gallery
HOW MUCH: FREE!
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