CHARLES EDWARD WILLIAMS



SUN + LIGHT
WARM WATER
SELF
PUT YOUR HANDS WHERE MY EYES CAN SEE
BLACK RIVER
NIGHT
EVERYONE LOVES THE SUNSHINE
HERE WE STAND
I SIT + SEW

NEWS
01.22 Reckoning and Resilience
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC
01.22 Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts Grant,
New York, NY
01.22 Black River, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
(UMOCA), Salt Lake City, UT
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PROFILE
Charles Edward Williams is a contemporary visual artist from Georgetown, SC.
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TEXT BY: HEATHER HAKIMZADEH
© CHARLES EDWARD WILLIAMS
EVERYONE LOVES THE SUNSHINE



Winthrop University
In “Everyone Loves the Sunshine,” artist Charles Edward Williams seeks to release tension from today's current socio-political climate by delving into the past. He began with photos culled from both his own childhood and historical images from the 60's of community amid segregation. Williams edits and manipulates each scene with a mix of media, focusing on poignant symbols of connection. The physical gesture of mark-making allows the artist to claim his own interpretation on history. He shapes dialogue between his emotionally expressed abstraction and the captured moment of time. Williams navigates a path through the emotional turbulence by forcing focus through the layers of color and figuration.