Informed by social consciousness, Charles Williams creates landscapes and figurative works based on personal experience and his interest in human emotion and the natural world. Williams' recent works draw inspiration from historical photography of the Civil Rights movement, and through the use of color and gesture offer a contemporary response to social and political issues of the past and present.
Williams received his BFA from SCAD in 2006 and will earn his MFA from UNC-Greensboro this spring. Solo exhibitions of his work have been shown at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, and Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC. His paintings have also been included in numerous group exhibitions, including the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC, and the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC.
During his two-week residency at the Gibbes Museum, Williams invites the public to collaborate on a new series of paintings entitled Child's Play.
Open studio hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 1 - 4pm, Wednesdays, 5 - 8pm; Saturdays, 10am - 12noon.
Our Visiting Artist Crowell Alex Pate IV wraps up his year-long residency at the Gibbes this week. We chatted with him to look back at some of his favorite experiences…READ MORE
When I talk about the Fine Arts program at The Citadel, the response is often one of surprise, then delight. For generations, Art Appreciation and Music Appreciation were the standard…READ MORE
Near the end of last year, a letter landed on my desk from Windsor Castle. I must say, it was quite a thrill. It is not often that one receives…READ MORE
Wild hogs, Walker hounds, and birds of many different feathers will inhabit our upcoming exhibition Out of the Wild: Animals in Contemporary Art. Inspired by objects in the Gibbes permanent…READ MORE
Informed by social consciousness, Charles Williams paints landscapes & figurative works based on his own experience, an interest in human emotion & the natural worldREAD MORE