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


NEWS
05.21 - A View of City: Knoxville and Undercurrents, Knoxville Museum of Art
(KMA), Knoxville, TN
06.21 - Forward, Mississippi Humanities Council (MHC) Grant
08.21 - This is America, Kunstraum Potsdam, 
         Berlin, Germany
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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
HERE WE STAND




Ellen Noel Art Museum
Virginia MOCA
SCAD Museum of Art
Winston Salem State University
Today's socio-political climate has made room for marginalized peoples to express their voices. New social justice warriors are taking advantage of wildly democratic spaces of social media to stake their claim and disrupt the status quo. They are denouncing the systemic racism, inequality, and injustice found throughout America. This new open climate has given rise to rediscover suppressed histories. Our nation has always had special people who have worked for equality and social justice. We need to incorporate their beliefs, courage, and stories into our collective history.

Here We Stand is a collection of multi-media works that focus on America's social justice movements and the unknown peoples who championed them.  These works share the stories of individuals who have stood up by force or by faith to defend their beliefs. This series examines our moral compass as both individuals and a nation. It asks whether if we are seeing history repeated or are we making forward progress in the dream of equality for all.