‘Peter Williams: Incarceration’

Peter Williams’ “Incarceration” series is a history lesson of Black imprisonment. Not just prison but slavery, redlining and cultural appropriation. His usage of flattened grids even reflects prison bars. But foremost he is a painter and a lover of color. “While color is an important indicator for me, emotive, or discordant, the color I find regulates the emotional depth,” he said. “As I come to understand the narrative the most challenging part of making a painting for me is in painting the form. The most cohesive part of this journey has been work about the life of African American as subject.”

March 21, 2020

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‘Peter Williams: Incarceration’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

 

 

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